Scientific Name Salmo trutta
Alternative Name(s)
Maori Name(s) Taraute, Tarauta
Typical Length 400 - 800mm
 Typical Weight 0.7 - 1.1kg
 Physical Description
  Location / Habitat

Brown Trout tend to be found in rivers but can be found in a number of places such as subalpine lakes. They can be found right around New Zealand, from the south of Auckland down.

Popular fishing rivers include:

  • Tongariro River
  • Motueka River, Nelson
  • Buller River, Tasman / West Coast
  • Rai River, Nelson
  • Ahuriri River, Otago

Brown Trout Distribution in New Zealand – NIWA

  Brown Trout Recipes