Trout

All about trout fishing in New Zealand. This category includes other freshwater fish species. Our full trout fishing menu is in the sidebar on the right of this page – scroll down on mobile devices.

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Counting on it – Fish & Game staff checking on wildlife numbers to manage species

Counting on it – Fish & Game staff checking on wildlife numbers to manage species

Counting on it - Fish & Game staff checking on wildlife numbers to manage species Fish & Game staff across…

23/03/2024

Rainbow Trout – Oncorhynchus mykiss – Identification Guide New Zealand

Rainbow trout were introduced into New Zealand as early as April 1883 Oncorhynchus mykiss According to the late Bob McDowall…

01/03/2024

Super Sunday Season Opening For Anglers

Super Sunday Season Opening For Anglers - Story and Photographs by Fish and Game NZ  It was a "Super Sunday…

07/10/2023

CSIFGC and Meridian Agree to Maintain and Enhance Sport Fisheries

CSIFGC and Meridian Agreement aims to maintain and enhance New Zealand's popular and iconic sports fisheries Source: Fish & Game…

01/10/2023

Freshwater Fishing Licences Enter New Era

Freshwater Fishing Licences Enter New Era From 1 October 2023 The freshwater fishing season begins on October 1, and new…

20/08/2023

Glenorchy, Anglers’ Eldorado, Rees, Dart Rivers, Diamond, Lake Wakatipu

Glenorchy Fishing, The Anglers' Eldorado Glenorchy, The Rees and Dart Rivers, The Diamond System - Diamond Lake, upper Diamond Creek…

13/06/2023

Favourite Trout Flies and Favourite Trout Lies

The Nymph and the Dry Fly by Paul Corliss They are no absolute rules in flyfishing, only general guidelines and…

04/06/2023

Electric Fishing – Fish & Game scientists research New Zealand’s rivers with technology

Electric Fishing - Fish & Game scientists research New Zealand's rivers with technology The effects of barriers to fish passage…

29/04/2023

Night Fishing with Lures – Hart’s Creek, L2, Halswell and Selwyn Rivers

Night Fishing with Lures - "Old School" - Fewer and fewer anglers lip-hook a live bully and flop its fat…

13/04/2023

Trout Fishing Afternoon to Remember

Trout Fishing Afternoon to Remember By Chris Dore The sunlight beamed through the windscreen as the Mitsubishi cruised smoothly along…

02/04/2023