Michael Gosling from Blackrock Yabbies started as a client back in 2017 when we started helping him to find a suitable site to conduct yabby farming. A number of different rural properties were considered and finally in 2018 he purchased 100 acres at Bulahdelah NSW. It was a virgin block basically just 4 fences so he was starting from scratch. Working full time in Sydney, Blackrock Yabbies became the weekend and school holidays project.

He constructed a main water storage dam first then built his roads, sheds and connected the power etc. NSW Fisheries were very helpful and we received their approval very quickly.

Commercial Yabby Pond
Blackrock – Commercial Yabby Pond

Despite the delays and the wet weather for the last 2 years, Blackrock Yabbies is now up and running (January 2022). The first series of earthen gravity drainable, commercial yabby ponds have been constructed, they are aerated and hides have been added. They have been fully stocked with the very best yabby broodstock available and the yabbies are thriving. Further ponds are being constructed and some of his stock will be needed to stock those new ponds but he has an excess and is now selling that excess stock to the general public.

Commercial Yabby purging system
Commercial Yabby purging system

Michael has constructed his first holding/purging system. This is a commercial system utilizing our stainless steel tank system.


Dam stock yabbies are currently available at $120/100 (includes GST). Currently no quantity limits but PICK UP ONLY from our farm at Bulahdelah NSW. Dam stock are the perfect size for stocking any farm dam. They are large enough to be too big for most eels and fish to eat, mature enough to breed right away, small enough not to wander from the dam. We can fit 200 per standard foam box for transport. You can bring your own esky or broccoli box and we can pack them into your container or you can purchase foam boxes from us at $10/box.

Please contact me direct to organise Pick Up
Michael Gosling
Email: blackrockyabbies@gmail.com
Phone: 0410 952 625
Please note: Phone reception is poor at Bulahdelah, if you can't get me, then please SMS me your number and Ill call you back.


Robert McCormack is the Research and Aquaculture Director for Australian Aquatic Biological P/L. He is a Research Associate with the Carnegie Museum in Pittsburgh, USA, is Secretary of the Aqua Association Incorporated https://www.aqua.asn.au/ and the team leader of the privately funded Australian Crayfish Project, which conducts biological studies of every creek and stream in Australia, collecting and identifying crustaceans. Robert has a passion for freshwater crayfish traveling across Australia to find and photograph them.