100 mature rainbow trout released into Carcoar Dam

Hooked on fishing: Tom Williams with Fisheries NSW Peter Selby during the release of 100 mature Rainbow trout at Carcoar Dam. Photo: Mark Logan.
Hooked on fishing: Tom Williams with Fisheries NSW Peter Selby during the release of 100 mature Rainbow trout at Carcoar Dam. Photo: Mark Logan.

Socks, undies, barbecue kits? Forget those items for Father's Day.

The best present around Blayney at the moment are the 100 trout that have just been released into Carcoar Dam.

Around 50 centimetres long and weighing up to four kilograms these mature Rainbow Trout broodstock are part of a restocking program across the region's waterways.

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For the president of the Blayney Shire Fishing Club, Tom Williams, releasing a four kilogram trout into Carcoar Dam is just as rewarding as reeling one in.

"I've been fishing since I was 15 and I started around the creeks of Mandurama, Lyndhurst and Carcoar, before the dam was even built," he said.

The 100 mature rainbow trout have come from the state government's Dutton Trout Hatchery and Lake Lyell, Ben Chifley Dam and Oberon Dam have also recently been restocked.

Mr Williams says that he rarely fishes at Carcoar Dam, he has his own secret spots elsewhere on the Belubula River, but suggest that the best way to fish for trout in the dam is using the most humble method.

"A hook, a line, a sinker and a worm is all you really need here," he said.