January heatwave was hard on the Trout

The heat wave conditions in January made fishing for trout extremely difficult as they like environments where the water is below 20 degrees c and our ponds were 22 degrees c. So we increased aeration, reduced feeding and activated old water movement methods to offset the reduced oxygen caused by the heat. Yes we did have some casualties but nothing like the devastating losses incurred at the government operated Gaden Hatchery.

So it goes and Easter’s cooler temperatures made for great fishing and visitors to the farm exceeded those of the past 7 years, securing some great trout. We love that.

Over the year we have completed the 13 month restoration of the managers cottage parts of which date back to the 1890’s and are starting on the old school house/kitchen also dating back to the 1890’s with the intention of competition for January 2020.

We have also completed two walking bridges around Stony Lake to make it easier to navigate.

Our “tickled trout cafĂ©” have added “miso” trout to the menu, something different.

We have been busy over the quieter months attending markets, presentations to Destination NSW, completion of planning and Karen headed a master class on trout at the Autumn “Savour Food” markets. This is being looked at for introduction at the farm.

We are reviewing caught trout pricing as we have not increased these prices since introduction in 2012 to $32 a kilo, other charges are not effected.

We are excited that we have secured a trip advisor certificate of excellence, our fourth in succession and thank you for this acknowledgement.

We are looking forward to winter trout fishing as always we are open and look forward to seeing you. Please remember no dogs are welcome as we are a farm and bookings are appropriate for groups of 5 or more.

Our Process

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Some Facts


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