Re: Opihi rainbow trout, possible searun rainbow?

#24619
burkefish
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after the earthquakes 40,000 rainbows escaped from Montrose into the lower Rakaia, f&g have released more since in the hope of starting a steelhead fishery. rainbows are being caught in the Rakaia lagoon and one that weighed 11.5lb was definitely searun some are now in the 5lb range. so it is possible that the fish has come from the Rakaia and that is good news let f&g know. rainbow have been caught in the avon heathcote and ashley this year and a 7lb one in the lower waimak.