L.P. Dutton Trout Hatchery - Point Lookout, NSW, Australia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Grahame Cookie
S 30° 28.520 E 152° 19.331
56J E 434938 N 6628347
Quick Description: This hatchery and 'marine life farm' is on the gravel/dirt Point Lookout Road, off of Waterfall Way near Ebor.
Location: New South Wales, Australia
Date Posted: 3/19/2019 11:55:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM10886
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman
Views: 5

Long Description:
The name of the Hatchery implies that this may be solely a Trout Hatchery. But as I wasn't able to have a self-guided tour ($5 for adults, $2.50 for children and pensioners) which can only be taken between 8am and 3:30pm, and was in the area after that, I can't be sure if there are other species also breed and raised here. The Facebook page has quite a few photos of the site from people who have taken 'a tour'.

A sign on one of the 'Brood Ponds' displays:

"These 5 ponds are approximately 1 Mega Litre in volume. The water supply is gravity fed by the weir upstream from the Serpentine River.

"The Trout in these ponds vary in age from 1 year old to 3 years old, and are kept here from September to April to maintain them in good condition for maximum egg production until spawning commences at the end of Autumn, where they will be drained into the concrete Raceways next to the Hatchery Shed.

"Netting that covers 3 of the ponds is to protect the younger fish from predatory birds such as Cormorants.

"Paddle wheels aerate the water to maintain oxygen levels. The fish are fed twice daily with a high protein fish/meat meal pellet."

Address: Point Lookout Road, Ebor, NSW, 2453, Australia
Phone: (02) 6775 9139
* FaceBook page: (visit link) *

Visited: 1720, Sunday, 16 December, 2018
[Unfortunately too late in the afternoon to have a tour of the facility.]
Type of Facility: Fish Hatchery

Management Agency: State/Provincial Government

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

Has a Vistor Center: yes

Offers Tours: yes

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