NZ Fish Species
New Zealand is one of the world's great fishing countries. The country offers a variety of fish species, each providing a different fishing experience.
Trout are big and plentiful throughout the country. In the South Island you can also fish for salmon in many places. In this section read more about each fish species including behavior, favorite habitats, appearance, origins and average weights.
In this section:
The brown trout is an introduced northern hemisphere sports fish and can be found in most New Zealand waters excepting...
The rainbow trout was introduced from North America. It is common in rivers and lakes but not as widespread as...
The Perch is a deep-bodied fish with two large and erect dorsal fins, the first fin having an array of...
Tench are classed as a coarse fish and are usually caught on baits, either worms or prepared baits of bread...
Brook Trout or Brook Char
The correct name for the Brook Trout is the Brook Char. The brook char is an introduced North American species...