Big Trout

Big trout, Cressy, public Art, Bruno Barcodi

Public Art : Big Trout

Artist: © Bruno Barcodi

Description:The Big Trout is part of the troutification of the town of Cressy in Tasmania

Date Unveiled:  The Big Trout was unveiled on the 19th of November, 2004 by Mayor Polley.

Cost : $10,000

Location: The public toilet block in the park , corner of Main and Church streets, Cressy, Tasmania, Australia.


"Cressy , taking its name form an English syndicate formed to breed horses and other stock on a land grant of 20,000 acres, was established circa 1855. The town is backdropped by the splendid Western Tiers.

The district became famous for its wheat and sheep farming and its large landholders, stud stations and farms. Although no longer known for its wheat industry, wool growing industry , and its sheep stations have survived and are still a predominant industry for the area. Today trout farming , the Cressy-Longford Irrigation Scheme, and an abattoir contribute to Cressy's economic well being. Developing industries include trout tour guiding and visitor acccommodation.

The Cressy area is renowned for its recreational fishing and is widely reognised as the home of Tasmania's best all round river trout fidhing at Brumbys Creek, the Weirs , the Macquarie and Liffey rivers. Cressy is also known as the Gateway to Trout Fishing Paradise as it is on the route to the Central Highlands and Great Lake.

The 'Troutification of Cressy' initiative , a creation of the Cressy community, is proudly sponsored by the Department of Transport and Regional Services, the Tasmanian Community Fund and the Northern Midlands Council."

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