Rainbow Trout flop into Carcoar Dam to boost tourism numbers

WHAT A CATCH: Bathurst MP Paul Toole at Carcoar Dam releasing one of the specially tagged rainbow trout. Photo: SUPPLIED.
WHAT A CATCH: Bathurst MP Paul Toole at Carcoar Dam releasing one of the specially tagged rainbow trout. Photo: SUPPLIED.

As part of the NSW Department of Primary Industries – Fisheries annual restocking program, Blayney Fishing Club released another 500 tagged rainbow trout fingerlings into Carcoar Dam on Monday. 

Fishing club president Tom Williams, who has been involved in the local restocking program for decades, said the program aims to promote recreational fishing and encourages reporting of the tagged fish numbers to monitor activity.

“Annual restocking programs for our local waterways is not only important to maintain the aquatic ecosystem, it is an important way to boost visitation numbers to the area,” Mr Willliams said.

Around 500 rainbow trout fingerlings were farmed for the program, travelling from Ebor to be relocated into Carcoar Dam.

They are numbered with special tags to encourage those people to record the number and report to the DPI.