Cheetah Trout Purring into Victoria

In an exciting Australian first, Cheetah trout are purring into Victoria!

This afternoon 1,600 cheetah trout were stocked into Lake Purrumbete, near Camperdown. 

Cheetah trout are a sterile hybrid between a rainbow trout and brook trout and do not reproduce in the wild. 

The stocked cheetah trout will create further excitement with Victorian anglers and complement the variety of freshwater fishing opportunities in our state. We look forward to seeing anglers reeling in these big cats! 

Last year, we discussed stocking tiger trout into Lake Purrumbete and Rocky Valley Lake, near Falls Creek. In comparison, tiger trout are a sterile hybrid created from a cross between a male brook trout and a female brown trout.

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