Peter and Frances Bender began salmon farming in 1986 in the waters surrounding their farming property at Hideaway Bay. What began as a diversification to the family cattle and sheep farming enterprise, soon grew into a highly-successful business that would dominate their commercial lives and the Huon region. Our area of southern Tasmania is renowned for its remote ruggedness. This is where water from the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area flows into the Huon River and meets the Southern Ocean in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel.
Our farms are located in this pristine marine environment as well as on the west coast in Macquarie Harbour – ensuring they stay clean and healthy – a key to the high quality of the Huon product. Strict control of feeding regimes and fallowing of lease sites are among the many world’s best environmental management practices Huon follows to preserve and protect the aquatic marine environment, while rearing superior quality salmon.
Huon Aquaculture are long-time supporters of the Tasmanian fly fishing community and for over a decade, have worked closely with the Tasmanian fraternity to stock rivers and dams with trout produced at their hatcheries. Peter Bender, Huon Aquaculture CEO and Co-Founder said, “fly fishing is a popular pastime for many people in our communities, and by bringing the world to Tasmania, we have a unique opportunity not only learn from the best in the world, but to also share a little part of what makes Tasmania so great.
“Holding this event in Tasmania is something that we, and all Tasmanians should feel proud of. We have some of the best waterways in the world that will provide exciting fishing for the competitors and spectators,” concluded Peter Bender.
Huon Aquaculture is a major sponsor of the 2019 World Fly-fishing Championship.