By: Robert Beamish, Sydney Australia.
Trout are often seen as an exclusively freshwater fish. In many parts of Australia, due to lack of stream spawning and natural recruitment and therefore almost total reliance on stocking to sustain fisheries, this is easy to understand.
In other parts of the world, however, not just trout but many other species of salmonid are considered as much sea species as a freshwater ones. While all salmonoids spawn in freshwater, in many cases the fish spend most of their lives at sea, returning to rivers only when spawning, a life-cycle described as anadromous. [Read more…] about Southland’s Nomads of the Tides – Fishing New Zealand Sea Run Trout