Rainbow Trout Fingerlings
We are licensed to supply Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) fingerlings for stocking of farm dams and private waterways. Our fingerlings are available from late September through to the end of January.
All stock is supplied with release and acclimatisation instructions. Every order is supplied with relevant documentation and permit numbers.
Orders are essential.
1. Rainbow trout are cool climate fish and require water that is neutral in pH.Ideal water temperature is 10 to 15 DegC. Temperatures above 18 are dangerous and above 22 degrees C fatal.Zinc, even in very small amounts is toxic to juvenile trout. (Do not use galvanised tanks, pipes or harvest water from a GAL roof.)
2. Trout take more than 12 months to achieve plate-size. The hatching season is winter. We usually have fingerlings available from end September until about early December.
3. Both summer temperatures and the size of fingerlings from December onwards have an impact on successfully transporting the fish. After January they require a live tank transport system as they will be too large to be transported in poly bags.
High dissolved oxygen content is important in water systems housing trout - achieve this through aeration or by circulating water in a way that exposes it to as much air as possible (BUT remember that hot air will make hot water!)
We ship fingerlings in poly bags containing water and pure oxygen. They are then packed in styrofoam boxes packed with ice appropriate for the journey. Fingerlings will travel overnight safely.
For pick-up from the farm you will need to supply eskies for transport; we can supply styro boxes at a cost of $12 each.
We ship to most major centres in NSW. We do not ship door to door but orders can be picked up from our freight company's depots in each centre. Please call if you want a quote on shipping.From December onwards, due to the size of the fish, fingerlings need to be shipped in live transport tanks. We are not equipped to transport live at this stage - fingerling orders will need to be picked up from the farm.
Stocking your own dam with trout is a great way to unwind from the stresses of life.