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Narrabri Fish Farm

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261 Tuppiari Rd | Jacks Creek, Narrabri, New South Wales 2390, Australia
+61 428 749 606
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What a Fantastic Facility with great fun filled activities for the kids

we had heard a lot about the fish farm and decided to take a visit. What a great day. first we had... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Danna D

Extremely disappointed. !!!!! 11am Sunday Gates locked, both phones going to machines. No signs to... read more

Reviewed 16 July 2017
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Narrabri Fish Farm is the largest hatchery based aquaculture farm in NSW breeding native fingerling and yabbies. It is located just 10km out of Narrabri off the Newell Highway and a must see for all ages. Narrabri Fish Farm provides guided tours, fish feeding, yabbying and fishing. The farm is 250 acres and contains 41 dams and a 4 metre sculpture of a Murray Cod made out of recycled materials. Narrabri Fish Farm also caters for functions in their rustic BBQ and picnic area and holds activities like yabby races, casting competitions and the famous carp throw. Visit Narrabri Fish Farm for an exciting day out, take a guided tour or enjoy fishing or yabbying. Catch your lunch and then cook it up at the BBQ area. Visit the hatchery and see the aquariums, feed the monster Murray Cod and the jumping Barramundi or take a picture with Wal the sculptured cod. Bookings are essential. Narrabri Fish Farm is an accredited hatchery under the NSW Department of Primary Industries Hatchery Quality Assurance Scheme. GOLDEN PERCH Golden Perch also known as Yellowbelly do well in farm dams however it is unlikely that they will reproduce naturally in dams, usually only in the river system. At one time they can lay up to 200,000 eggs per kilo of their size. Golden Perch are great eating, a good fishing catch and can be stocked alongside Silver Perch. They feed off yabbies, shrimps, insects and small fish. They are available between February and April. SILVER PERCH Silver Perch have proven most popular in Aquaponics but also do great in farm dams due to them feeding on weeds, algae and small insects. Sadly, their numbers are diminishing in the river system due to pest fish like carp damaging their habitat. Silver Perch can produce up to 100,000 eggs per kilo of their size. They are fast growing and an easy fishing catch. They are available yearly between March and May. YABBIES Narrabri Fish Farm supply all size yabbies (Cheerax destructor) for bait, stocking dams and eating. Yabbies are also a great food source for native fish. They are excellent eating and can breed up to 3 times per year in the right conditions. Yabbies live to 10 years and reach a good eating size within 2 years. Check the website for availability of yabbies, they are seasonal due to breeding regimes. MURRAY COD Murray Cod are the largest of the Australian freshwater fish, reaching over 100kg and up to 180cm. They are identified by a large mouth, cream/white belly & green pattern. EEL-TAILED CATFISH Eel-tailed catfish are considered by some to be the finest freshwater fish of all to eat, they have white flesh and an excellent, delicate flavour. Eel-tailed catfish will produce naturally in farm dams by building nests, they feed off yabbies, shrimps, molluscs and other organisms from the bottom. They are available at Narrabri Fish Farm twice a year between December and February and May and August.
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“What a Fantastic Facility with great fun filled activities for the kids”
30 May 2017
“Amazing tour”
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261 Tuppiari Rd | Jacks Creek, Narrabri, New South Wales 2390, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we had heard a lot about the fish farm and decided to take a visit. What a great day. first we had a tour of the fish farm followed by some yabby catching and fishing. we packed a picnic lunch and had a swim in...More

Thank Danna D
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Extremely disappointed. !!!!! 11am Sunday Gates locked, both phones going to machines. No signs to say sorry closed. Do not bother going unless you get them on phone first. Went to Information centre after and they did not know why it was closed either. NOT...More

Thank Grandones
Narabri, Owner at Narrabri Fish Farm, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2017

It is extremely unfortunate what happened to this customer, it has never happened in the past as the farm is usually manned at all times, we apologise this happened and would like to offer her a free tour next time she is in the area. ...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017 via mobile

Thank you for an amazing tour of your fish farm. We loved your enthusiasm and passion for what you are doing. Also thank you for the yabbies. They tasted really good. Susanah and ken

1  Thank susanahboon
Reviewed 17 November 2016

Book a trip and catch fish, have a bbq while you are there. Totally different family experience but will worth it.

Thank Wire W
Reviewed 19 April 2016

Did the tour on a Saturday morning with my partner - Marko was a great guide and is very interactive and informative. We did the full tour and 2 hours of fishing which was a inexpensive. A great experience overall. Some tips for travelers: -...More

2  Thank Mrsmcrocker
Reviewed 5 February 2016

When I saw this among Narrabri attractions in the excellent information guide, I telephoned to make an appointment. One needs to look out for direction signs soon after leaving Narrabri, on the highway towards Boggabri, and be prepared to drive on gravel roads. Mark gave...More

2  Thank Amandajgj
Reviewed 23 November 2014

Went there with a group of lady friends last night and hosts Ricko and Charmaine really looked after us. Food was delicious..fresh craybobs and prawns served as entrees and main fish, ham and salads. We were taken on tour of farm and given the opportunity...More

5  Thank Joan G
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