TROUT, RAINBOW

TROUT, RAINBOW

Oncorhynchus mykiss


REGION
Southern WA, SA, VIC, NSW/ACT
CATCH EASE
Medium
HABITAT
River, Stream

Rainbow Trout are actually native to North America. Australia does not have the huge runs of Rainbow Trout as found in North America. Rainbow Trout are also called Rainbow, Bow and Steelhead in Australia.

HOW TO IDENTIFY TROUT, RAINBOW

Rainbow Trout generally have a slightly forked tail but are distinguished by having spots all over the body. You will know you have a Rainbow Trout when you see those spots covering the whole body including the tail except the belly.

WHERE TO CATCH TROUT, RAINBOW

Rainbow Trout are considered easier to catch than Brown Trout but put up a really good fight for those looking for a good battle. Rainbow Trout can be taken on bait, lures and on the fly. Rainbow Trout make for best eating when they are taken from the coldest waters and the flesh is a bright orange.

HOW TO CATCH TROUT, RAINBOW

Rainbow Trout are only found in specific areas of Southern Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria, all in cooler waters at higher elevation. They are also found in limited regions of South Australia and south-western Western Australia and Tasmania.