For those who love the great outdoors, one of the favourite pastimes is fishing. Fortunately, Australia isn’t short of places to enjoy the sport. From beach and rock fishing around the coast to deep-sea game fishing, or freshwater angling in pools and rivers, thousands pack up their tackle boxes every weekend and head toward their favourite fishing spot.
Trout in Australia – a brief overview:
For those with a love of freshwater angling, fishing for trout can be the most frustrating, exasperating, maddening, and yet wholly satisfying of all the freshwater species.
Not a species endemic to Australia, experiments to introduce both salmon and trout to the country began in the mid 1850’s when a ship named The Columbus attempted to ship in brown trout eggs. Although the eggs hatched, the fry quickly died from lack of oxygen in the high temperature water.