Free open day and tour at Snobs Creek Fish Hatchery


VICTORIAN Fisheries’ Snobs Creek hatchery, near Eildon, will open its doors these school holidays and welcome visitors to a free open day on Sunday April 10.

Victorian Fisheries Authority CEO, Travis Dowling, said the open day would provide keen recreational fishers, locals and tourists with the perfect opportunity to learn how stocked fish are produced.

“The hatchery’s operation is funded by recreational fishing licence fees and the State Government’s $35 million Go Fishing plan to get more people fishing, more often,” Dowling said.

“The hatchery is playing a huge part in stocking a record 10 million fish this season and is now supported by Fisheries’ new native fish hatchery at Arcadia on the banks of the Goulburn River.”

Dowling said the open day and tours provide a rare, behind-the-scenes view into the hatchery, where visitors can talk directly with expert staff about the process of growing their trout, salmon and native fish.

Attendees will be greeted by staff who can answer any of their questions before going on a self-guided tour. There will also be a free sausage sizzle, local Lions Club providing tea and coffee, an educational trailer and stocking trucks on show. Visitors can also get a selfie with the giant fish sculptures at the front gates.

The open day will have one hour tour time slots at 10am, 11am, 12.30pm and 1.30pm. Bookings are essential and can be made at

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