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Travelling tagged trout landed

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Mick Bent with his $2000 brown trout

Mick Bent likes spending time at his father’s shack at Bradys Lake. They catch lots of good fish in the Bradys Chain of lakes. His young son insists that they fish nearby Bronte Lagoon in the hope of catching a prize winning tagged trout. On the weekend Mick was trolling a hard body lures at Tungatinah Lagoon with a mate. The fishing was slow and only a few Redfin perch were caught. Late in the day Mick finally hooked and landed a brown trout. He saw that the fish had an orange tag and realised it was one of the fish released in this years Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion.

The fish was one of two tagged fish released into Bronte Lagoon before the start of the trout season and had made its way down to Brady’s Lake, through Lake Binney to be caught in Tungatinah Lagoon.

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

Was 2 now 1

Bronte Lagoon

Was 2 now 1

Craigbourne Dam

Was 2 now 1

Curries River Reservoir

2

Huntsman Lake

Was 2 now 1

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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