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Probus Club of North Hobart trip to historic Salmon Ponds

On a glorious autumn day a group from the Probus Club of North Hobart journeyed to historic Salmon Ponds. The wander through museum, the avenues of English plants and trees introduced by the early settlers and the feeding the fish was sublime, only to be followed by a gourmet pancake lunch in the restaurant.

It was here that the first salmon were introduced to Australia. Built in 1861 after earlier attempts to introduce salmon had failed because of the difficulty to keep the eggs in cool and moist conditions over the long sea voyage, across hot environments was massive. A small number of trout eggs were also included and were hatched along with the salmon. However, it was the trout that did not migrate to the sea, never to return, and they became established throughout Tasmania’s rivers and lakes.