Frequently asked questions

What time and days are you open?

We open at 10.00am Wednesday to Sunday, we close at 4.00pm and ask that those wanting to fish arrive at the farm before 3.00pm. We are closed most Mondays and Tuesdays with the exception of NSW and ACT School Holidays and most Public Holidays. We are closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

What does it cost?

  • $9.00 general entry for all visitors over 5, this provides you with access to the facility
  • $15.00 rod hire charge: includes bait, net and general instruction – bag limit 2 fish per rod
  • $29.00 per kilo caught weight is charge for the trout

Do I need to book?

Bookings are recommended 02 64568866. Groups of 8 or more MUST book. During the Christmas/New Year period and Easter we frequently have to turn people away so bookings during these periods are highly recommended

Can children fish at the farm?

We welcome children of all ages to the farm.

Can I release the fish I catch?

Sorry, no. Rainbow Trout are quite delicate and if their skin or mouth etc is damaged they will almost certainly perish. We ask that you do not under any circumstance cut your line or throw back your catch.

Can I use my own fishing rod?

Sorry, no. We only allow Eucumbene Trout Farm rods and tackle to be used principally due to the risk of introduced bacteria into our closed waterway and also to protect your equipment from tangles and damaged caused by other people fishing at the same time as you.

What is a ‘bag limit’ and why?

Our bag limit is 2 fish per rod hire, we support this to prevent excess quantities being caught by one person - it is commercial decision based upon the viability of the business.

What kind of fish do you stock?

We stock only Rainbow Trout.

Do you sell fingerlings?

Sorry, no we don’t - growing trout to maturity is difficult and costly.

Do you breed the trout onsite?

No, we buy our fingerlings and more mature trout from a commercial supplier, we are planning a breeding programme in the future.

Can we picnic at Eucumbene Trout Farm?

Sorry, no. We have an onsite cafe which has internal and external service areas – please do not bring external beverages or food to the farm (excluding baby food or special dietary requirements – contact us for further details).

Can i bring my dog?

Sorry, no. We do not allow dogs at the farm with the exclusion of registered guide or companion dogs. Visitors arriving with dogs will be asked to leave – dogs cannot be left in cars, trucks, cages or tied up.

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Some Facts


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