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Brothers combine to land $2 000 tagged trout at Craigbourne

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Len and Hilton Howard enjoy their time fishing together. Len is 82 and Hilton is 68. On Wednesday they headed to Craigbourne Dam on the word that the fish were biting. They launched their boat and were trolling lures around the lake. In the deep water off the dam Len hooked a good fish and after a fight Hilton netted it for him. Hilton said “Len is a bit unsteady on his feet in the boat, so I helped him net it. We didn’t see that it had an orange tag until I was cleaning it at the ramp. Len did let out a holler when I told him ”.

The fish has been confirmed as one of the two tagged trout released into Craigbourne Dam. The brothers are going to share the prize money and will use it for a trip to Adelaide as they like travelling.

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 still to be caught are:

Designated water

Number remaining

Arthurs Lake

5

Briseis Mine Hole

2

Bronte Lagoon

2

Craigbourne Dam

Was 2 now 1

Curries River Reservoir

2

Huntsman Lake

2

Lake Burbury

5

Lake Leake

Was 3 now 2

Lake Mackintosh

5

Lake Parangana

2

Lake Pedder

5

Lake Rosebery

5

Lake Rowallan

2

River Derwent

Was 3 now 2

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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