Tiger trout released in Thompsons Creek Dam
DPI Fisheries has released tiger trout in NSW for the first time. Approximately 1,500 of the fish, bred at Gaden Trout Hatchery in Jindabyne, were released into Thompson's Creek Dam on 11 January, with more planned for Lake Wallace, Portland Millpond, Lake Lyell, Thompson's Creek Dam and Lake Pillans later this year.
The stocking is part of a three year trial. Tiger trout are a sterile hybrid between a brown trout and a brook trout. They have a reputation for eating other fish, which makes them especially useful where pest species such as redfin are a problem.