Trout fin clippers needed next month

This summer’s fin clipping at Gaden Trout Hatchery, Jindabyne, is scheduled to start on Tuesday the 13th January 2015. As usual there will be 37,500 rainbows to clip (which is 25% of the 150,000 to be stocked into Lake Eucumbene). Fisheries will provide lunch, morning and afternoon tea on the day(s) of clipping, so if you feel like helping trout research and can spare some time, feel free to join in. Much debate has occurred about rainbows in the past couple of years, so this is a good chance to play a part in the research that helps understand the fishery.

Fisheries staff are on site setting up on Monday afternoon, but all the action takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday, starting at about 8.00-8.30am.

As last year, Fisheries staff will be using the coded wire tagging machines to tag the 50,000 trout to be released into Jindabyne.

All are welcome to join in (spouses and children included), but remember that you will need covered-in shoes for safety reasons. And don’t forget your glasses…the fish are very small.

Feel free to forward this message on to friends and clubs.

Contact Jamin Forbes, Senior Fisheries Technician, Department of Primary Industries NSW on 0400 368 816 or if you have any questions, and most importantly to let him know if you’re coming.


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