Trout Farm on the Horizon

Exciting times at the Balbarrup Lake!  Several  trial tanks have been set up at the dam to grow on trout juveniles.  All is looking good and next week building will commence on the holding dam just below the 15 acre Balbarrup Lake.  The project will based on the aquaponics model, which is considered the world’s most efficient use of water ( Wilson 2006).  Water from the lake will go through the trout tanks, then onto a hydroponically grown vegetable crop where the nutrients from the trout will ensure the crop is organic.  After returning into the holding dam, the water will then be used on the property’s nectarine orchard.

The good news for trout fishing is that there will plenty of trout for Clover Cottage guests to fish!

Site for New Holding DamJuvenile trout

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Beautiful and relaxing place.  Cottages are great.  We had a wonderful 3 days away from work and uni.  I love the place!  Thank you for the fresh bread.  We have enjoyed the quiet nights with glasses of red wine.

This place is absolutely amazing!  Even for a young fella as i am.  It was well worth the drive for a truly amazing getaway.  Dad caught the fish, not me, but I didn’t stop trying.  Yet still no luck.  Will definitely be here again in the future!  Thank you for the warm welcome.  Felt like home.  Floyd = greatness.

Chilcott Family Heathridge Perth W.A.