One of Australia's largest gravity fed trout farm, this facility has been operating since 1988. With the use of a Murrindindi River Diversion Licence, the farm was carved out of the Murrindindi Valley beside the Murrindindi River by Mr Paul Cox, being developed into a natural gravity feed of water through all ponds.
The business operates on 22 acres beside the banks of the river, backing onto the beautiful Black Range State Forest. Over 6 metres of fall the farm makes use of the pristine headwaters of the river. The farm has two recirculation pump systems as a back up.
The farm is an ideal offering the enterprising caviar farmer. With a licence to farm salmonids, and concrete outlets at 3.6 m depth (double traditional trout ponds), it maximises the cool, sub-alpine waters of Wilhelmina Falls to provide ideal conditions for harvesting salmon or trout roe. Caviar production is a low cost, high yield area of the market, as well as being a sustainable way to avoid waste. Caviar also provides a product that can be frozen without jeopardising quality.
There is a 3 bedroom self-contained unit as well as a bungalow with bathroom facilities, a processing facility, state of the art recirculation hatchery, fingerling area, brood stock area, and 20 grow-out ponds all connected to an 80 metre long concrete channel for grading and processing fish.
The business has a great water supply with all relevant licences required to operate as a trout farm. This is a rare commodity as the government regulator has not issued a licence for trout farming in Victoria for over 20 years. In the state of Victoria, where 90% of the nation's trout is produced, this makes for a great investment both now and in the future.
Secure a brand name enriched by over 30 years in the marketplace, invest in Wilhelmina Trout Farm.