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Wild brown trout spawning run

Lake King William Wild Trout Brown Trout Relocation Program
Brown trout in the trap at Lake King William on the River Derwent

We have been working hard over the winter months managing and protecting the brown trout while on their spawning migration.

On the Central Highlands we have a number of traps used to catch trout as they move up stream to spawn. The traps enable us to collect ova and wild adult fish we then use to stock waters with limited or no natural recruitment around the State. They also provide valuable data on the stock within the lake.

We’ve made a short clip to show how it’s done.

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