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Angler reels in $2 000 tagged trout on the Derwent

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Michael Deppeler decided to take his kids, Lucy and Liam, for a fish on Sunday afternoon out on the River Derwent. They launched their boat near New Norfolk, and began to troll lures as they headed down the river. It wasn't long and Lucy saw one of the rods bend. When they reeled in the brown trout they noticed a orange tag below the fin. Michael contacted IFS and the fish was confirmed as one of the three fish released in the River Derwent as part of the Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion.

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

The waters and number of tagged trout released are:

Designated water

Number of tagged trout released

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.

For more information and full Terms and Conditions go to www.ifs.tas.gov.au

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