More families will have the chance to catch the fish of a lifetime in metropolitan Melbourne, with a further 500 ‘stonker’ rainbow trout stocked into lakes around Melbourne this week.
Minister for Boating and Fishing Melissa Horne said following a positive response to the first round of fish stockings, 500 more trout were making their way to Melbourne’s lakes.
The rainbow trout weigh at least 4 kilograms each, with some up to 7 kilograms, and add to the 500 catchable-size trout recently stocked into metropolitan lakes.
The latest round of lakes being stocked include:
- Albert Park Lake (90 fish)
- Karkarook Lake (60)
- Yarrambat Lake (60)
- Lilydale Lake (45)
- Pakenham Lake (40)
- Navan Park Lake (30)
- Spavin Lake (30)
Lakes in Berwick, Emerald, Casey Fields, Rowville, Roxburgh Park, Caulfield and Ferntree Gully are also being stocked with additional fish.
For the full metropolitan list of ‘stonker’ stocked waters, an interactive map showing your nearest location and the dates each lake will be stocked can be seen at www.vfa.vic.gov.au/metrostonkers.