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    Pet trout?

    Hi there
    Just wondering if it is legal and if so where i could obtain either salmon or trout for a pond im keen to build. Cheers guys

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    Seems to me if you catch a trout or salmon legally whilst holding the appropriate fishing licence, there is diddley squat which requires you to immediately kill it if it is a tad small, so why not "grow it on in your pond totally separated from any waterway, But then there are some weird laws relating to fish such as not being able to keep a snapper in an aquarium.

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    They would probably have a go at you for possession of a trout outside of the fishing season..........Been done before..

    It was a confusion of ideas between him and one of the lions he was hunting in Kenya that had caused A. B. Spottsworth to make the obituary column. He thought the lion was dead, and the lion thought it wasn't.

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    Being introduced i don't see why not but I am certainly not up on the rules.
    plenty of pet eels around and they are native.
    have also seen snapper in aquariums, one semi commercial one research.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Sapper View Post
    They would probably have a go at you for possession of a trout outside of the fishing season..........Been done before..

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    Aclimatisation societys are done and dusted are they not?

    you would probably have gone to jail for having a deer in a paddock back then too.

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    I think you will find the trout will die in a pond as they require fresh running water. Lake trout survive as there is water flowing in and out of the lakes. Your pond may have fresh water running into it?
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    I believe you can buy commercially hatched trout from Rotorua.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    1905 !

    Aclimatisation societys are done and dusted are they not?

    you would probably have gone to jail for having a deer in a paddock back then too.

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    Im pretty sure you will come up against a hurdle trying to get a trout. Im guessing it will be to do with farming and disease issues. Salmon? Not in Morrinsville.

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    We had some young fish "end up" in our pond up at home once. Came from an irrigation race where they got trapped. They were Dad's pets. He took very good care of them.
    Were growing nicely until a Heron popped in for a snack early one morning. The whole lot disappeared very quickly. Dunno how long it had been there before we saw it. But it ate the lot.
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    My grand dad used to buy a dozen trouts every year that he would release in his pond (25 mx 10mx 0.5 to 2 m deep depending on season). The ones we did not catch would survive the next year no problem. Pond was not fed with any fresh water, just rain and water table rise. Trouts were feeding of little insects and underwater small animals that grew on algae.
    So yes it can be done. But his pond in Dordogne probably did not have the level of nitrates encountered in New Zealand.

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    Catch a trout
    Put it in pond
    Dont tell anyone
    Good to go
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    Don't put pet trout in trough
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    I think you will find the trout will die in a pond as they require fresh running water. Lake trout survive as there is water flowing in and out of the lakes. Your pond may have fresh water running into it?
    Not sure you are quite right there DD. Plenty of Trout thrive back in the old country in landlocked, unfed ponds.
    As for the Snapper in an aquarium thing, my understanding is that you need to own quota to do it.
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    Wot for one schnapper?!!!!

    My friends in Devon have a reservoir for trout...in the hot weather they have an ??... one of those things that aerate the water...forget what he called it...
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