The Introduction

New Zealand's Brown Trout Story

This film delivers in several ways. Ever wonder how populations of non-native fish are established in new watersheds? 150 years ago brown trout were brought to New Zealand, and now it is renowned for the sight-fishing opportunities present. As well, if you needed your fix of the Kiwi accent, just press play. For the history lessons, for the big brown trout and for the phonology.

From Side Channel Productions: “Fly fisherman and historian Jack Kós delves into the backcountry and the archives as he explores the introduction of brown trout to New Zealand. One hundred and fifty years since the first ova was hatched out near the Avon River, The Introduction reveals the efforts that brought trout to New Zealand and the challenges faced moving forward.”


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