Farmers stocking dams with trout the latest diversification for Buxton Trout & Salmon after coronavirus hits tourism

Marian Macdonald
By Marian Macdonald
Updated August 4 2020 - 5:39am, first published August 2 2020 - 8:20pm
CHASING RAINBOWS: Buxton Trout & Salmon manager Matt Carlton and owner Mitch MacRae with a fine specimen of the aptly-named rainbow trout.

First, rising water temperatures cut production in half, now, as the coronavirus slices 80 per cent off his income, land-based farmers are helping to keep a Yarra Valley fish farmer afloat.

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Marian Macdonald

Marian Macdonald

National rural property writer

Writing for farmers in the Stock & Land, The Land, Queensland Country Life, Stock Journal and FarmWeekly, farming in Gippsland.

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