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Go trout fishing and win up to $50 000*

Tasmanian Tagged
Trout Promotion

2020–21 Angling Season

Before the start of the 2020-21 season five tagged brown trout will be released into lakes around Tasmania. One each into Arthurs Lake, Lake Burbury, yingina / Great Lake, Lake Pedder and Lake Rowallan.

The tags are blue and have unique identifying details.

Each tag is worth $10 000 to the angler that returns the fish to the Inland Fisheries Service (*conditions apply).

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the Promotion start?

The Promotion commences at 00:00, 1 August 2020 and ends at 23:59, 2 May 2021.

Lake Rowallan opens on 3 October 2020.

How long will it go for?

The Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion will start 1 August 2020 and closes 2 May 2021. The season for Lake Rowallan is from 3 October 2020

Who is eligible to enter?

Entry is open to holders of a current angling licence under the Inland Fisheries Act 1995. Licenced junior anglers under 18 and children aged under 14 must have the permission of their parent or guardian to participate (Eligible Entrants).

How many fish have been tagged?

Five brown trout, one each into yingina/Great Lake, Arthurs Lake, Lake Rowallan, Lake Burbury and Lake Pedder.

What if I catch a tagged fish outside of the official Promotion and season dates?

Fish caught prior to or after the Promotion, which commences at 00:00, 1 August 2020 and ends at 23:59, 2 May 2021, will not be eligible to win a prize.

Fish caught before Lake Rowallan opens at 00:00, 3 October 2020 will not be eligible for a prize.

Note that fishers will be expected to sign a declaration that they have caught the fish in line with the terms and conditions.

What species of fish are tagged?

Brown trout

Where can I catch the tagged fish?

Arthurs Lake, Lake Burbury, yingina/Great Lake, Lake Pedder and Lake Rowallan.

How do the prizes work?

To win, Eligible Entrants must catch the tagged fish from the designated Promotion waters and contact the IFS to claim a prize within 72 hours of capture and no later than 17:00, 3 May 2021.

How do I claim a prize?

If you catch a tagged fish, first record the fish’s length. Photograph the fish with the tag still in place (make sure you take a secondary close-up photo of the tag which clearly shows the number. Contact the Inland Fisheries Service on 03 6165 3808, and provide your name, contact details, tag number, waterway, location the fish was caught and overall length.

Do I have to keep my fish to claim a prize?

Yes. Fish caught for the Promotion must be kept with the tag intact for verification

Who can claim a prize?

To claim a prize an Eligible Entrant must:

  1. At the time the fish is caught:
    1. record the location, time and date that the fish was caught;
    2. measure the length of the fish;
    3. photograph the fish with the tag still in place; and
  2. phone 1300 IN FISH (1300 463 474) between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, or email infish@ifs.tas.gov.au, within 72 hours of capture and no later than 17:00, 3 May 2021 to report your catch.

IFS will provide Eligible Entrants with a Prize Claim Declaration Form.

The Prize Claim Declaration Form will require Eligible Entrants to confirm the date, time and location of the catch, tag unique identifying details and their compliance with these Terms and Conditions.

Can you win more than once?

Yes

What do the tags look like?

The tags are blue and have unique identifying details

Contact Information

For information about IFS phone: 1300 IN FISH (1300 463 474)

If I win can I stay anonymous?

Winners agree to their details and image(s) being published by the IFS for non-commercial promotion and/or publicity purposes

Terms and Conditions

1 The Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion (Promotion) is being conducted by the Inland Fisheries Service (IFS) ABN 33 294 522 909. 2 Entry is open to holders of a current angling licence under the Inland Fisheries Act 1995. Licenced junior anglers under 18 and children aged under 14 must have the permission of their parent or guardian to participate (Eligible Entrants). 3 Employees and contractors of the IFS (including their immediate families) are ineligible to enter. 4 The Promotion commences at 00:00, 1 August 2020 and ends at 23:59, 2 May 2021. 5 The IFS will release five tagged brown trout, one each into Arthurs Lake, Lake Burbury, yingina / Great Lake, Lake Pedder and Lake Rowallan.The tags are blue and have unique identifying details. 6 To win, Eligible Entrants must catch the tagged fish from the designated Promotion waters and contact the IFS to claim a prize within 72 hours of capture and no later than 17:00, 3 May 2021. 7 Fish caught in the Promotion must be kept with tag intact for verification. 8 Prizes will only be awarded for fish caught using a rod and line and in compliance with the Inland Fisheries Act 1995 and subordinate legislation.

Prizes

9 Eligible Entrants that submit a fish with a valid tag will be able to claim a prize of $10,000.

Claiming a Prize

10 To claim a prize an Eligible Entrant must:

  1. At the time the fish is caught:
    1. record the location, time and date that the fish was caught;
    2. measure the length of the fish;
    3. photograph the fish with the tag still in place; and
  2. phone 1300 IN FISH (1300 463 474) between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, or email infish@ifs.tas.gov.au, within 72 hours of capture and no later than 17:00, 3 May 2021 to report your catch.

11 IFS will provide Eligible Entrants with a Prize Claim Declaration Form. 12 The Prize Claim Declaration Form will require Eligible Entrants to confirm the date, time and location of the catch, tag unique identifying details and their compliance with these Terms and Conditions.

Prize Verification

13 Before awarding a prize, the IFS will verify the validity of entries and eligibility of entrants. The IFS may refuse to award a prize to any individual who the IFS reasonably believes has breached any of these terms or engaged in any unlawful or other improper conduct in participating in the Promotion. 14 Prize winners will be notified within 14 days of the IFS receiving and verifying a Prize Claim Declaration Form. 15 Winners agree to their details and image(s) being published by the IFS for non-commercial promotion and/or publicity purposes. 16 Prize money will be paid to winners by electronic funds transfer within 28 days of the IFS notifying the winner that the Prize Claim Declaration Form has been verified.