Eucumbene Trout Farm
Eucumbene Trout Farm
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Eucumbene Trout Farm has a Cafe, Farm Tours and Fishing Experiences. The farm is a working trout farm also with Highland cattle and Alpacas. They have a privately stocked Stony lake for fishing with fly rod or rod to fish for your trout. Should you not be successful then you are welcome to advance your luck in the sure catch pond. You then have the choice of staff preparing the trout for cooking on the barbecues and having lunch in their picnic area or taking the trout home. A great day out for the family. Four hour sessions are available by arrangement. Beginner's introductory lessons can be included if required. All rods, reels, landing nets and bait/flies are supplied.Guided tours of the farm are available at 10am and 2pm, or other times by arrangement. The farm focuses on sustainability and water management and is accredited by Ecotourism Australia
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ATJacko
Sydney, Australia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
Visited the trout farm two adults and two kids. For a start I didn’t think it was very reasonably priced just to get in and go fishing was $70, however that did include two fishing rods.
Considering it’s a reasonably big tourist attraction in the area I didn’t think the managers or owners were particularly friendly and welcoming. I thought they would be offering more advice and tips on how to fish that didn’t seem to happen. Two of us were fishing at a time and we fished for 90 minutes with no luck. So then your options are to leave without a fish or purchase them from the reception on the way out.
I believe the trout hatchery in another part of Jindabyne has a feeding experience that’s quite interesting for the kids however of course no fishing there.
So it would be good if you wanted to give your children or were keen on a fishing experience yourself, but of the hundreds of trout that were in the two pool areas, I was surprised we didn’t catch anything. Seems like no one else that was fishing there at the same time as us caught anything either with the exception of one person.
Written 14 January 2021
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Hi ATJacko, You would have received advice on entry to the farm and specific instruction on trout fishing by me, you would not receive a rod, net and bait without instruction.Equally we do not guarantee a catch, it is fishing after all. We add that recent hot weather has proven to make trout fishing more challenging and time constraints are an issue. This is why we offer trout for sale if success at the ponds or the Lake is not yours. We advise a number of trout were caught on the 13th and as the last trout fishing experience in NSW you can have a go, the pond to plate experience is truly unique and we have maintained this experience while hey, not all on every day will have the same outcome, it is fishing. Peter
Written 17 January 2021
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S G
Sydney, Australia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Couples
It’s a small place and people tend to crowd around 2 ponds. The facility was not in the best of condition however the fishing equipment was adequate. Though we did catch a couple of fish fish, it was certainly not worth the effort.
Written 17 April 2021
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SG741, The object is to fish and hopefully catch a trout, job done. You could have gone to the Lake your choice it is Australia is not for everyone!
Written 19 April 2021
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Mjd223
Sydney, Australia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 • Family
Unfortunately, like many previous reviews we left disappointed after visiting the trout farm. When we entered we were given 2 rods that looked like they should have been left out for the council clean up and some basic fishing instructions. We made our way to the dirty murky concrete holing tanks where we proceeded to fish side by side with another 20 people for our allocated hour. Unfortunately we were not successful as were most of the others fishing alongside us. I understand that there are no sure things when it comes to fishing, but apart from the dead fish that was floating belly up in the pond it was very slow. The place smelt and the grounds were untidy and it was far from the relaxed fishing experience in the country we had hoped for.
Written 17 January 2021
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Mjd, let us look at this, “many previous reviews” are extremely happy, as for new rods these are damaged in many cases on the first use, so no stress for all we do ensure they are “fit for purpose.”Instruction is based on need with a the briefing varied to accommodate the audience and answering any questions that arise, this is far from basic. You are able to fish in our awesome lake, which seems you should have done! or the ponds totally” your choice “and with Covid we limit pond fishing to 15. It is possible a trout was belly up as in cases of a trout not being landed it may demise, this is hard to manage but if it does occur as soon as we are aware we attend to. The grounds are not “untidy” with the breaking of the drought resulting in fast growth , your comment I’d refuted. There is no time constraint enforced either. We uniquely offer the unusual chance to “catch and cook a trout in NSW and yes it can be challenging particularly as the weather warms, so yes”no sure thing when it comes to fishing”, but what a great chance, read the many reviews confirming this fun.
Written 19 January 2021
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shrek73
Sydney, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
Went out to the trout farm today. It is a long drive and you need to want yo go there as its highly unlikely you would pass it on the way to somewhere else.
Their website says to pre book, which we did. Given its not an enormous place, pre booking makes sense. So if you want to go, follow the advice in the website.

The equipment given on arrival was adequate, the instruction given was more than enough to get us going. During the course of our afternoon, the owners came down and gave helpful hints and advice to those in our group not getting a bite.

We each caught a fish, some easily, some after a while, but everyone got a fish, including our 4 year old. The fish were then prepared, half to take home, half to cook on the bbqs. The instructions for cooking were also perfect, the fish cooking beautifully. The accompanying chips and salad were perfect with the trout.

I will definitely be back, we all commented as we left how great an experience it was at a very reasonable price.
Written 10 April 2021
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Hi Shrek, Thank you., our work done and appreciated. Cheers Peter and Karen
Written 11 April 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
Took a day trip from Goulburn to Eucumbene Trout Farm and were well rewarded for our efforts. This place is a hidden gem and we all loved the fishing (ages are 34, 29, 5 and 4) so quite the age range. Peter was so friendly and helpful. There are bbq's to cook the trout and a play set for the kids. Didnt get to try the cafe unfortunately but will definately be going back to do so.
Written 22 February 2020
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Hi Zoe, We loved having you and our increasing GOULBURN friends. Hope to see you again soon, shakehandswiththesnowies. Cheers Peter and Karen
Written 22 February 2020
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JohnB1963model
Canberra, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
We stayed at the Cottage for a few nights and had a wonderful relaxing time. Such a bonus to be able to fish the lake from first light to sun down. Awesome! Oh and a better than 2 kilo fish in the first half hour.. Styling
Written 16 June 2020
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Thanks John, and what an awesome 2.25kg catch! Look forward to seeing you and the family soon and yes trout fishing has a level of social distancing built in. Cheers Peter and Karen
Written 28 June 2020
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Hayls78
Gunnedah, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021 • Family
After reading the last few reviews I was a bit nervous but we had a lovely morning. Went Easter Monday so it was very busy. We caught 2 of our allowed 4, but plenty of bites to keep the kids keen. Water very clean and could see the lovely trout swimming around. The staff were very knowledgeable and the lady was very lovey and helpful. Fish were cleaned and prepared for lunch. Clear instructions for cooking and had a lovely lunch with hot chips and salad. A nice drive and a nice way to spend the morning.
Written 5 April 2021
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Thank you Hayls,
Written 7 April 2021
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Roadtrippa01
Sydney, Australia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Solo
Do not bother trying to book or call.
This business is closed - ‘indefinitely’.
It’s not advertised on the website however, so ringing up to enquire about fly fishing- barely even got my question out before being cut off. It’s due to covid and patrons not socially distancing.
Such a bummer. Oh well, off to the lake :)!
Written 9 July 2021
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Hi, if you can get around with COVID great, what we see most simply cannot. Our major customer base is in lock down, ABNB are moving all their bookings, leaves us with little and even those are most likely should be at home. We do not want to spread it, We don’t want to get it, So until this threat is past, We will see you in the future Please stay safe and think of others So you rate us poorly for staying safe, we are helping keep you safe.
Written 13 July 2021
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
Our first time to do this kind of activity. The kids loved it. We learnt how to fish, caught two, and the owner cleaned the fish to prepare for bbq.
The kids really enjoyed it and would want to go back.
Written 29 February 2020
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Great to meet you and catching two trout a great outcome. Love to see you again. Peter and Karen
Written 2 March 2020
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Siany78
London
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
This place alone is worth a trip to the Snowies! Peter and Karen are very gracious hosts and the farm is a serene haven. Gorgeous cosy cabin overlooking the lake. Aside from fishing and award winning smoked trout, there are also lots of animals wondering around to entertain the kids. Thankfully the area was untouched by the recent bush fires. We will be back to stay again for sure.
Written 8 February 2020
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Hi Siany, We are so happy to again welcome visitors to our little business and yes not touched by the recent dreadful fires, but certainly impacted being closed. The awesome work by the RFS is a huge credit to them and we all can thank them. We are open it is pouring rain hopefully the dams will fill again! Hope to see you again. Cheers Peter and Karen
Written 8 February 2020
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