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Go trout fishing to win*

50 fish = $100,000*

Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion

2021–22 Angling Season

Fifty tagged brown trout will be released into waters around Tasmania for the 2021-22 season. Each tag is worth $2,000* to the angler that returns the fish to the Inland Fisheries Service (*conditions apply).

The tags are orange and have unique identifying details.

The waters and number of tagged trout released are:

Designated water Number of
tagged trout
released
Water opens Water closes
Arthurs Lake (central) 5 Sat 7 Aug 2021 Sun 1 May 2022
Briseis Mine Hole (north-east) Was 2 now 1 Sat 7 Aug 2021 Sun 1 May 2022
Bronte Lagoon (central) 2 Sat 7 Aug 2021 Sun 1 May 2022
Craigbourne Dam (South) Was 2 now 1 Sun 1 Aug 2021 Sun 31 July 2022
Curries River Reservoir (north east) 2 Sat 7 Aug 2021 Sun 1 May 2022
Huntsman Lake (north) Was 2 now 1 Sun 1 Aug 2021 Sun 31 July 2022
Lake Burbury (west) 5 Sun 1 Aug 2021 Sun 31 July 2022
Lake Leake (east) Was 3 now 2 Sat 7 Aug 2021 Sun 1 May 2022
Lake Mackintosh (west) 5 Sat 7 Aug 2021 Sun 29 May 2022
Lake Parangana (north-west) 2 Sat 7 Aug 2021 Sun 1 May 2022
Lake Pedder (south) 5 Sat 7 Aug 2021 Sun 1 May 2022
Lake Rosebery (west) 5 Sat 7 Aug 2021 Sun 29 May 2022
Lake Rowallan (north-west) 2 Sat 2 October Sun 29 May 2022
River Derwent (south) Was 3 now 2 Above the New Norfolk Bridge
Sat 7 Aug 2021 Sun 1 May 2022
Below the New Norfolk Bridge
Sun 1 Aug 2021 Sun 31 July 2022
yingina / Great Lake (central) 5 Sun 1 Aug 2021 Sun 31 July 2022

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When does the Promotion start?

1 August 2021.

How long will it go for?

The Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion will follow the open season for each water in line with the 2021–22 Angling Season starting no earlier than 1 August 2021 and finishing no later than 31 July 2022.

Who can enter?

Entry is open to holders of a 2021-22 freshwater angling licence or persons aged under 14 who have the permission of their parent or guardian.

How many fish have been tagged?

Fifty.

What species are tagged?

Brown trout.

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

Fish caught before the start or after the finish of the promotion dates will not be eligible to win a prize.

Note: anglers will need to sign a statutory declaration that they caught the fish in line with the Terms and Conditions.

How does the tagging work?

Wild brown trout are caught, tagged and released into the Promotion waters.

What do the tags look like?

The tags are orange and have unique identifying details.

Where can I catch the tagged fish?

Arthurs Lake, Briseis Mine Hole, Bronte Lagoon, Craigbourne Dam, Curries River Reservoir, Huntsman Lake, Lake Burbury, Lake Leake, Lake Mackintosh, Lake Parangana, Lake Pedder, Lake Rosebery, Lake Rowallan, River Derwent, yingina / Great Lake.

I live in the EAST of Tasmania, where can I fish to catch a tagged trout?

Briseis Mine Hole and Lake Leake.

I live in the NORTH-EAST of Tasmania, where can I fish to catch a tagged trout?

Briseis Mine Hole and Curries River Reservoir.

I live in the NORTH of Tasmania, where can I fish to catch a tagged trout?

Curries River Reservoir, Huntsman Lake, Lake Parangana and Lake Rowallan.

I live in the NORTH-WEST of Tasmania, where can I fish to catch a tagged trout?

Huntsman Lake, Lake Parangana and Lake Rowallan.

I live in the WEST of Tasmania, where can I fish to catch a tagged trout?

Lake Burbury, Lake Mackintosh and Lake Rosebery

I live in CENTRAL Tasmania, where can I fish to catch a tagged trout?

Arthurs Lake, Bronte Lagoon, and yingina / Great Lake

I live in the south of Tasmania, where can I fish to catch a tagged trout?

Craigbourne Dam, Lake Pedder, and River Derwent.

How many tagged fish have been released into each water?

Please refer to the table in the section above.

Did you put tagged trout in the Arthurs Lake and yingina / Great Lake?

(On the website all the other tagged trout show up as being released on Thursday 5 August but there is nothing for Arthurs Lake or yingina / Great Lake)

The tagged trout were released into Arthurs Lake (5) and yingina / Great Lake (5), but because the trout were caught from the same lake they were released into, they don’t show up on the website stocking database.

How do the prizes work?

To win one of the prizes, you'll need to catch a fish with the correct tag and report the details of your catch, with photo evidence, to the Inland Fisheries Service (see ‘how do I claim a prize?’ below). Each correct tag will win a $2,000 prize.

How do I claim a prize?

Fish caught in the Promotion must be kept with tag intact for verification. Contact the Inland Fisheries Service on 1300 IN FISH (1300 463 474) between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, or email infish@ifs.tas.gov.au, 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 in the Promotion must be kept with tag intact for verification.

Who can claim a prize?

The holder of a 2021–22 freshwater angling licence or entrants aged under 14 who have the permission of their parent or guardian. Prizes will only be awarded for fish caught using a rod and line and in compliance with current Tasmanian fishing regulations.

Can you win more than once?

Yes

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.

Were all the tagged trout caught during the 2020-21 angling season?

No. Only one was caught during the 2020-21 angling season.

In 2020-21, 12-year-old Fiona Batterham, from Selbourne and member of Westbury Angling Club caught the tagged trout from Lake Rowallan in northern Tasmania and won $10,000. The tagged trout was caught on Sunday 18 October, which also marked national Gone Fishing Day.

How many tagged fish were caught during the 2020-21 angling season promotion

One.

In 2020-21, 12-year-old Fiona Batterham, from Selbourne and member of Westbury Angling Club caught the tagged trout from Lake Rowallan in northern Tasmania and won $10,000. The tagged trout was caught on Sunday 18 October, which also marked national Gone Fishing Day.

What happened to the tagged fish from the 2020-21 Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion that were not caught?

They are still swimming about in the waters into which they were released.

What happens if I catch a tagged trout from 2020-21?

Unfortunately, nothing. They are no eligible for a prize anymore.

The 2020-21 promotion finished at 23:59 on 2 May 2021. This was in the 2020-21 Terms and Conditions. Any tagged fish from the 2020-21 Promotion caught after this time are not eligible for a prize.

How will I know the difference between the tags for this season (2021-22) and a tag from last season (2020-21)?

This season (2021-22) the tags are orange

Last season (2020-21) the tags were blue.

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 will follow the open season for each water in line with the 2021-22 licence period starting no earlier than 1 August 2021 and finishing no later than 31 July 2022. The Promotion commences at 00:00, 1 August 2021 and ends at 23:59, 31 July 2022. 5 The Designated Promotion Waters and number of fish released into them are: Arthurs Lake (5), Briseis Mine Hole (2), Bronte Lagoon (2), Craigbourne Dam (2), Curries River Reservoir (2), Huntsman Lake (2), Lake Burbury (5), Lake Leake (3), Lake Mackintosh (5), Lake Parangana (2), Lake Pedder (5), Lake Rosebery (5), Lake Rowallan (2), River Derwent (3), yingina / Great Lake (5). The tags are orange 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, 2 August 2022. 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.

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, 2 August 2022 to report the catch.

11 The 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 believe has breached any of these Terms and Conditions 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.