More trout in the south

Almost 200,000 trout from Jindabyne’s Gaden Trout Hatchery are to be released into rivers and dams across the NSW Southern Highlands.

Industry & Investment NSW (I&I NSW), Senior Fisheries Manager, Cameron Westaway said that the 2010/11 trout stocking season is well underway.

“The freshwater stocking program provides huge spin off benefits for regional areas, both in boosting tourism and providing economic opportunities for regional economies,” Westaway said.

“Staff at the NSW Government’s Gaden Trout Hatchery have been busy producing rainbow and brown trout for the Southern Highlands region.

“The recent rainfall has created ideal conditions for trout in the streams and rivers across this region.

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Pic: NSW I & I

Stocking will take place on November 27 and 28 in rivers and streams within the Southern Highlands. A total of 101,000 rainbow trout fry and 47,000 brown trout fry will be released at a number of locations including the Crookwell River, Wingecarribee River and Wollondilly River.

Trout fingerlings are also being released into lakes and dams in January, including 10,000 rainbow trout and 5,000 brown trout into Pejar Dam and 4,000 rainbow trout into Redground Dam, near Crookwell.

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