• Short Summary

    Tourist authorities in the Australian Alps, 250 miles south of Sydney, have started an unusual new scheme to keep tourists happy when snow is scarce during the summer months.

  • Description


    Chairlift down mountain to Thredbo village
    6 ft


    Shadow of chairlift unit
    9 ft


    TS village
    13 ft


    GV Hotel and swimming pool
    17 ft


    Curator Olsen in pool, using filter
    20 ft


    CS filter used to ensure clean water
    25 ft


    GV Sight trout area
    26 ft


    GV throwing food to fish
    33 ft


    GV people on bank of artificial lake
    36 ft


    CS children taught to case, catching fish
    42 ft


    CS Woman and fish
    46 ft


    CS cameraman
    48 ft


    GV Olsen in stream with trout
    49 ft


    CU trout
    52 ft


    CS girl casting
    56 ft


    GV-CU shots of casting and catching trout
    66 ft


    CS with trout
    277 ft


    CS shots eating trout
    85 ft


    Thredbo chairlift; village; curator feeding fish by hand; fishing instructor; children and women taught to cast; catching trout; outside hotel eating fish.




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    Background: Tourist authorities in the Australian Alps, 250 miles south of Sydney, have started an unusual new scheme to keep tourists happy when snow is scarce during the summer months. Thredbo village, a top tourist mountain resort, has excavated artificial lakes and are guaranteeing fishermen that they will make a haul. The reason ? The trout in the lakes are being trained to bite.

    Trout are reared in special pools, then let loose into the artificial lakes where fishermen are allowed to hook them. The trout bite readily because they are reared on food thrown onto the water by curator, John Olsen. They will strike at a lure, or even a bare hook, the moment it touches the surface.

    Regular attention is paid to feeding trout. Filters are used to ensure constant water flow and the healthy condition of the fish.

    Instructors are on hand to teach men, women and children the art of casting and catching trout. And the beauty of it is---nobody leaves without stocking up with fish. But strict control is kept on the whole operation to make certain the lakes aren't fished out.

    After an hour at the lake, fishermen take their haul to the Thredbo Hotel where chefs show how the trout are prepared and cooked. The fishermen then have the opportunity of tasting the result of their morning's work at a barbecue on the mountainside
    It's one fishing area where no body has nay sad tales to tell about the "one that got away."

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2BSBRX04K69CG2D04VMP4RT2J
    Media URN:
    VLVA2BSBRX04K69CG2D04VMP4RT2J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:17:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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