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Opening of Rainbow Trout Waters on 4 October

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The 2014/15 rainbow trout season is shaping up to be a good one with the current high water levels and recent catches of good sized fish in brown trout waters.


With the opening of the waters known as the rainbow trout waters on Saturday 4 October and the great weather we have been experiencing, there has never been a better time to take your friends and family and go fishing.


Tasmania’s rainbow trout waters are:
•    Dee Lagoon
•    Junction Lake
•    Lake Meston
•    Lake Rowallan
•    Lake Skinner
•    Lake Youd
•    Mersey River above Lake Rowallan
•    River Leven upstream of Loogana Road
•    Weld rivers (both North and South)

Most of the waters are fairly remote and lakes Junction, Meston, Youd, Skinner and the Mersey River above Lake Rowallan are waters that you need to walk to but they are great fisheries that offer a range of fantastic fishing opportunities.

Dee Lagoon is an accessible lake on the central plateau. It has good access with two formal boat ramps, one which was recently upgraded.  There are also a number of informal boat ramps.

Lake Skinner and the River Leven are stocked with rainbow trouts by IFS.
All these waters will close on 31st May 2015.

Please check the 2014/2015 Tasmanian Inland Fishing Code for the regulations for these waters as some are restricted to artificial methods and others are very distinct sections of rivers.

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