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Revival of Eucumbene Trout Farm

Revival of Eucumbene Trout Farm

We are opening the trout farm on June 1 so you can see what has been done and is proposed and we would love to see you.

As we approach our first 12 months we have achieved a lot including:

  • New pumping equipment, with an Onga 500litre a minute pump from sediment dam to biofilteration dam.
  • Refurbishment of tanks, specially tank 13 which required major remedial work
  • The new cafe area and front of house
  • New 5kwatt solar system
  • Heat pump to provide hot water
  • Aeration systems
  • New decking
  • Approval for new RMS directional signage

Of course there are the fish our glorious rainbow trout who have again taken up residence and allowed the farm gates to be reopened. This ignores our behind the scenes work on licences, permits and other activities on the farm.

Simply the farm had been allowed to run down over the past 20 years with no investment or maintenance this and operational approach have had to be addressed.

We have approached this first year slowly with all the work that had to be done and while we are on the way there is still much to do. This iconic business is an all round trout fishing experience in the wonderful Australian High Country and we see it growing, and while the ski season is busy, our busiest month for visitors was January followed by April.

It is worth pausing and reflecting on what has been achieved and I look at the visitor testimonials among the 2,000 plus that have come for a trout fishing experience. We intend in 2013-14 that visitor numbers will increase and that they will enjoy the experience of fishing, catching a trout, cooking it and eating it too. We are selling as fresh as it gets a premium experience for all ages.

So if you are travelling to the snowy mountains region we are opening the gate on 1 June for all to see where we are and where we are going and hope you can visit as detailed in the invitation attached.

Our Process

Visit farm

Catch trout

Cook

Eat

Some Facts

2858

Estimated trout in lake

33

km from Jindabyne

11841

Visitors since opening

1140

m above sea level