A lot on their plate next year

Robert O’Dwyer and Linden Forrest do the groundwork for next year’s dinner. Picture: KYLIE ESLER

Robert O’Dwyer and Linden Forrest do the groundwork for next year’s dinner. Picture: KYLIE ESLER

KEEN anglers have something to look forward to in a year or so.

That’s when some nice trout should be biting at Lake Hume after 10,000 rainbow fingerlings were released this week.

Vietnam Veterans Fishing Club’s Linden Forrest no doubt took note of the date as he took part in the Environment and Primary Industries Department stocking program.

“They don’t breed in dams so there’s an on-going program to keep it stocked,” he said.

Mr Forrest said the trout measured between 8 to 10 centimetres.

Program co-ordinator Stan Miosge said another 10,000 would be released later this year.

“I am keen to get fishing clubs involved in the stocking program because they are benefiting from the releases,” Mr Miosge said.

“Most fishermen who help put the fingerlings out later go fishing.

“There has been some big fish caught in the weir in recent weeks.

There have been fish up to 4.5 kilograms with most about 3 kilograms.

“It just shows that the stocking program is working well.”

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