Winter work - preparing for the coming trout season
We are lucky here in Tasmania that we have an abundance of wild brown trout. Over the winter months, Inland Fisheries Service officers have been actively trapping the adult brown trout spawning runs on the Central Plateau. This enables the collection of valuable data that allows a long-term look at fish stocks in each lake. We can then make an assessment, which allows us to manage lakes individually and based on the current situation. It also allows the transfer of fish from waters with lots of fish to waters where there is little or no natural spawning. This maintains a healthy population of fish to catch at popular waters.