Arcadia Fish Hatchery Open Day

Please note: this is a past event

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For the very first time, our Arcadia Native Fish Hatchery will host an open day for the public.

6 April 2024 at 9:00am to 3:00pm
Arcadia Fish Hatchery, 200 Ross Road, Arcadia
Free, bookings required for the tour and the kids fishing clinics.
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You’ll get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes glimpse into how we grow hundreds of thousands of Murray cod and golden perch each year.

The day will also include plenty of things to do for kids including free learn-to-fish clinics, fishy-themed arts and crafts, outdoor games and an adventure playground. Anglers can bring their own gear and wet a line in the Visitor Centre’s fish-out pond for a Murray cod, golden perch or silver perch.

Located on the banks of the Goulburn River, 20 minutes south of Shepparton, our Arcadia facility was opened in 2021 and has since produced more than 1.9 million native fish as part of Victoria’s record-breaking fish stocking program.

Activity registration:

There’ll be fun and exciting activities for the whole family, including:

  • Guided tours of the hatchery facility by native fish production staff, providing insight into how cod and golden perch are grown.
  • Free fishing clinics for kids with Fishcare at the Visitor Centre’s fish-out pond. Rods and tackle provided.
  • Kids educational activities, outdoor activities and fishy-themed arts and crafts.
  • Filleting and cooking demonstrations with Murray cod, including tastings.
  • Fisheries staff on-hand, including Fisheries Officers, to answer all your fishy questions.
  • Pop-up cinema with free popcorn.
  • Food trucks and coffee van onsite to purchase refreshments.