Found at the falls where they spawn. Three more seen in the stream.
Spotted this trout in the Avon River hanging around the Clyde Road overbridge by the university.
A trout in the Heathcote River as seen from the pedestrian bridge into Ernle Clark Reserve.
I've increased the contrast in the photo to remove the surface glare.
resting in shallows beside true right bank, just below footbridge
About 20cm long in the creek at Willowbank.
This was an odd find. An intact, partially decomposed fish lying in the forest at least 5 m away from the Rakaitane Walk track and perhaps 20 m away from the edge of the Arnold River. There was a weka in the area but it didn't take any notice of the fish while we were there (despite passing within about a metre of it).
Quite a few browns in the lower Awatere at the moment.
Photos are of two different fish.
A few juvenile trout make it this far upstream during periods of strong flows, but they rarely survive the autumn. First time I seen this one.
These another a few pools upstream.
The brown trout (Salmo trutta) is an originally European species of salmonid fish. It includes both purely freshwater populations, referred to Salmo trutta morpha fario and S. trutta morpha lacustris, and anadromous forms known as the sea trout, S. trutta morpha trutta. The latter migrates to the oceans for much of its life and returns to freshwater only to spawn. Sea trout in the UK and Ireland have many regional names, including sewin (Wales), finnock (Scotland),...