Sea-Run Brown Trout

Sea-run brown trout spend at least part of their life-cycle at sea. They then return to freshwater rivers to spawn. It is thought that they do this more than once over their lifespan. Sea-run trout are common in the surf off river mouths in the spring and summer as they hunt smelt. A fresh sea-run brown trout will be bright silver in colour and have bright orange flesh much like a sea-run salmon. There is no evidence that rainbow trout in New Zealand migrate to sea in the same way as brown trout. Sea-run rainbow trout are known as steelhead in North America.

Whitebait Streamer Fly – Make your whitebait stand out in a crowd

Whitebait Streamer Fly for Sea-Run Trout Fishing by Chris Tonkin The first of the smelt runs appear in South Westland…


Rakaia River Mouth a Top Spot for Sea-Run Trout Fishing

Rakaia River Mouth Sea-Run Trout Fishing Some years the Rakaia River can experience unusually low flows over summer. During October and…


Sea-run Trout in the Shag, Clutha, Toko and Taieri Rivers

Sea-run Trout in the Taieri River by Brad Martin The birds were singing their song, our feet were damp from…


Sea-Run Brown Trout Video – migrate to sea but spawn in rivers

Sea-Run Brown Trout Fishing in Canterbury Video: Sea-Run Trout Fishing in Canterbury New Zealand Description: Sea-Run Trout Fishing in Canterbury…


Two Hook Rigs for Sea-run Trout, Salmon and Kahawai

Two Hook Rigs for Sea-run Trout, Salmon and Kahawai Two hook rigs Two hook rigs are very popular in Canterbury…


The Complete Guide to Sea-Run Trout Fishing ebook – FREE OFFER

Sea-run Trout Fishing Learn how to catch sea-run brown trout in this 100-page e-book. Over 100 colour photographs. Everything you…


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