Where you can learn about breeding of fish and re-stocking of our lake
Mount Isa Fish Stocking Group (MIFSG) has a hatchery located just behind the outback Isa, on 27 Arline Street, The Gap. This green shed is a home of many volunteers who have been working tirelessly to make sure local anglers and visitors are able to reel in barramundi around lakes in Mount Isa.
As you walk inside the shed, you can see seven viewing tanks at the front of the hatchery displaying local fish that have been breed here, including the sooty grunter, barramundi and sleepy cod. On the wall, there is information about fish that has been breed here, from fishing regulation up to fishing tips.
You can learn more about how the hatchery improved aquaculture and lake sustainability around Mount Isa as well as information about local fish life by watching videos. There are also some trophies for fishing competition displayed here. You can grab some fishing magazines for free as well.
This hatchery project will ensure local fisheries that Lake Moondarra and Lake Julius are well stocked with sooty grunter and barramundi. By maintaining the number of the fish for recreational fishermen up to the good level at the lake around Mount Isa, hopefully, local anglers, as well as tourists, can have a really good fishing experience.
The hatchery also breeds barramundis for Lake Moondarra Fishing Classics, the biggest fishing competition in Mount Isa. Lake Moondarra Fishing Classics lures a lot of people from all over the country for this specially tagged barramundi. Previously, small barramundi were ordered from Karumba and then grown in containers in local backyards. But with this hatchery project, thousands of fish could be breed sustainable.