Keen anglers can hook into Lake Lyell with a recent release of 100 rainbow trout into the waterway.
Members of the Wallerawang Central Acclimatisation Society and local councillors joined member for Bathurst Paul Toole for the fish drop on Wednesday, August 12.
Dutton Trout Hatchery NSW Regional assistant manager Paul Sheather said the broodstock trout were past their breeding time at Ebor and ready to be used for recreational purposes.
"Because they're past their breeding time they're just for recreational use so people can enjoy large fish, they also can't be eaten by Redfin," he said.
"It's a great opportunity for fishermen or women to come and catch them."
The fish range from 45 centimetres to 70 centimetres in size and weight up to four kilograms.
"Being large fish they will survive," Mr Sheather said.
He said more fish drops were coming soon in the local area.
"We did Oberon but coming up we'll do Lake Wallace, Ben Chifley, Carcoar and then maybe Wyangla," he said.
Mr Toole said the fish release was good for not only local fishing, but also for visitors to the area.
"Fishing is one of those activities that people can undertake quite safely during this Covid-19 period.
"People can come down here and know they can potentially catch a fish.
"It's something exciting as well especially for young people who may be, for the very first time, getting out a fishing rod. If you can grab one of these fish on the end of your line and pull it in - there's nothing more exciting than that," he said.
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