TROUT

Introduced - Wild in New Zealand

New Zealand provides great fishing opportunities and several types of trout have been introduced for sport fishing.

We have hundreds of trout on display at Paradise Valley Springs. You are able to purchase food to feed the trout in the Ngongotaha Stream and in our trout pools.

TROUT POOLS


In our spring-fed display pools you can view Rainbow, Brown, Tiger and Brook trout from young fingerlings up to fully mature adults.

NGONGOTAHA STREAM


Winding through Paradise Valley Springs is the Ngongotaha Stream. This is the major trout spawning stream for Lake Rotorua and Lake Rotoiti and approximately 20,000 trout spawn in this stream annually.

The Trout are totally wild and are free to come and go as they wish. The Ngongotaha Stream is very popular with anglers and produces some fine fish.

UNDERWATER VIEWING CAVE


Enter our underground cave where swallows (birds) nest, and you can observe some of our larger adult trout at eye level. It feels like you can reach out and touch them!

Trout at Paradise

AMERICAN BROOK TROUT


Salvelinus fontinalis.

American Brook trout are actually a type of char. Introduced in 1877, they have a distinctive white stripe on the leading edge of their fins.

BROWN TROUT


Salmo trutta.

Brown trout are New Zealand’s largest trout and were introduced from Scotland. Some can grow in excess of 10 kilos and will live up to 10-12 years.

RAINBOW TROUT


Oncorhynchus mykiss.

Rainbow trout were introduced to New Zealand from North America in approximately 1883. They adapted extremely well to our conditions and anglers from all over the world come to fish for these magnificent fighting Rainbows.

TIGER TROUT


Salmo trutta X Salvelinus fontinalis.

Tiger trout are a cross between Brook trout and Brown trout. Their offspring cannot reproduce.


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Phone:
64 7 348 9667
Fax:
64 7 349 3359
Location:
467 Paradise Valley Road, Rotorua 3072, New Zealand
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