Big Trout

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Big Trout
Adaminaby big trout.jpg
Designer Andy Lomnici
Completion date 14 January 1980 (1980-01-14)
Medium Fibreglass over steel and mesh
Subject Trout
Dimensions 10 m (33 ft) tall
Weight 2.5 tonnes (2 long tons; 3 short tons)
Location Adaminaby, New South Wales, Australia

The Big Trout is a 10-metre-high fibreglass model in Adaminaby, New South Wales, Australia, a popular fishing spot for trout.[1] Built in 1973 by local artist and fisherman, Andy Lomnici, the Big Trout is part of the more than 150 Big Things located throughout Australia. Originally conceived by Leigh Stewart, the Snowy Mountains Authority assisted with funding, and work on the trout started in 1971.[2]

Construction[edit]

Andy Lomnici used a frozen trout as a guide, and built the final work in fibreglass over mesh and a steel frame. The completed Big Trout stands at 10 metres (33 ft) and weighs 2.5 tonnes (2 long tons; 3 short tons). The scales were produced by covering the work in mesh, adding a final layer of fiberglass, and then removing the mesh before it set.[2]

In 2012 the work was repainted to celebrate the centenary of the Snowy River Shire.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Big Trout". Tourism New South Wales. Retrieved 14 June 2009. 
  2. ^ a b Clark, David (2004). Big Things: Australia's amazing roadside attractions. Penguin Books. pp. 184–187. ISBN 0-14-300200-7. 

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Coordinates: 35°59′50.18″S 148°46′28.34″E / 35.9972722°S 148.7745389°E / -35.9972722; 148.7745389