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blind mullet

Untreated faecal matter released into waterways Compare blind trout, Bondi cigar, Bondi shark, brown trout, Werribee trout.

Contributor's comments: This term was used in the Cairns region (FNQ) at least 30 years ago. Eg. before waste was collected in sullage tanks as it is now and disposed of on shore from the tourist boats, waste went directly into the ocean, hence when snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef it was suggested to watch out for the "blind mullet". I have personally witnessed several swimmers almost come to grief from this non-disriminatory predator.
blind trout

the term particularly describes escapees from sewage treatment plants. Compare blind mullet, Bondi cigar, Bondi shark, brown trout, Werribee trout.

Bondi cigar

solid faecal matter in the surf: Don't surf at the point there are Bondi cigars everywhere. Compare blind mullet, blind trout, Bondi shark, brown trout, King River prawn, Werribee trout.

Bondi shark

Untreated faecal matter released into waterways: Don't swim there. There's too many Bondi sharks. Compare blind mullet, blind trout, Bondi cigar, brown trout, King River prawn, Werribee trout.
brown trout

untreated faecal matter released into waterways. Compare blind mullet, blind trout, Bondi cigar, Bondi shark, King River prawn, Werribee trout.

Contributor's comments: [Tasmanian informant] These are also called chocolate cigars!!!
King River prawn

Untreated faecal matter released into waterways: Don't swim there. There's too many King River prawns. Compare blind mullet, blind trout, Bondi cigar, Bondi shark, brown trout, Werribee trout.

Contributor's comments: I'm never going in the water again! hahaha.

Contributor's comments: We [in Hobart] have a similar regionalism - except we would call it a 'brown trout'.

Contributor's comments: Another expression for same is "blind mullet".

Contributor's comments: 'Blind trout' has much more common use in Tasmania than 'King River Prawn', the term particularly describes escapees from sewage treatment plants.
Werribee trout

Slang for untreated faecal matter in the waters off ocean beaches (particularly off west coast Victoria): A surfer would say, "Looks like a few Werribee trout have escaped the trout farm (Werribee sewerage treatment farm)." Compare blind mullet, blind trout, Bondi cigar, Bondi shark, brown trout, King River prawn.

Contributor's comments: This expression is used primarily in Melbourne, Werribee being a western suburb of Melbourne and the site of the Board of Works sewerage treatment plant (or whatever its privatised equivalent is these days.