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The Australian Trout Foundation actively seeks to identify and act on projects that will enhance our trout fishery, improve public image and awareness of trout and to protect and conserve the fishery and its environment.

We are open to suggestions for worthwhile projects to enhance our fishery and can apply for grants to fund them. As a guideline to what fits the ATF criteria, we are particularly interested in habitat rehabilitation, conservation, education and fishing access projects but other ideas may also be welcome.
(Please note that fish stocking is dealt with through

Vic Fish Stock and should be addressed to the ATF's Stocking Co-ordinator.)

You can email our Projects Officer ( with your project suggestion and our committee will evaluate the benefits and suitability prior to deciding if it should proceed.

Some of our past projects successfully completed include the following:

North East Rivers Access Lake Fyans Barrier Gates Steavenson River Tree Planting Ovens River Restoration


Current and future projects include:

  • Habitat Restoration - Mitta Mitta River, Tallandoon - Funding received and project planning in progress.
  • Habitat Restoration - Rubicon River, Tumbling Waters - Funding received and project planning in progress.
  • Jordan-Scotty Incubator Trials - 2017 & 2018 trials have been completed and 2019 trials being planned.
  • Buckland River Restoration works - Current project - works underway.
  • Spotted Tree Frog - A partnership project between Zoos Victoria, Arthur Rylah Institute, Melbourne Uni, VRFish ATF & Native Fish Australia to help educate the public and protect these critically endagered little frogs.

Please watch this space for updates on these and other projects.