The Monaro Acclimatisation Society

The Snowy Mountains Monaro region in south east New South Wales is where you will find the highest mountains in Australia, hundreds of kilometres of cold water rivers and streams, and some of the biggest man made lakes in Australia. The cold water allowed the successful introduction of trout, and the region is now claimed to have the best trout fishing on the Australian mainland.

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Brown trout

"The Monaro Acclimatisation Society tries to ensure that the quality of recreational fishing in the region is maintained"

Trout fishing is now a popular recreation that can be enjoyed by all members of the family in beautiful unspoilt countryside. It contributes much to the economy of the region, where tourism is an important industry.

The Monaro Acclimatisation Society tries to ensure that the quality of recreational fishing in the region is maintained through conservation of the natural environment, appropriate management of fishing, and an adequate population of trout.

Please browse our web site to learn more.

Become a member

Find out how to join the Monaro Acclimatisation Society and support trout fishing in the Snowy Monaro region. Read more

The Monaro

The Snowy Mountains Monaro region has some of Australia'a best trout fishing. Read more

What is special about trout

There must be a reason trout have been introduced into all the continents of the Southern Hemisphere. Read more.

The Gaden trout hatchery

The Gaden hatchery on the Thredbo River near Jindabyne produces all the trout that are stocked into the rivers and lakes of New South Wales. Read more.