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Trout fishing season outlook 2021-22

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Releasing a $2000 tagged trout

The new angling season starts on Sunday 1 August 2021 with most brown trout waters opening on Saturday 7 August. With the good winter rain, water levels will be high and there is likely to be exciting fishing right from the start. The trout will be in close feasting on food along the flooded edges.

Over winter we have been busy transferring wild adult brown trout from the Central Highlands and frisky young rainbow trout sourced from the Huon Aquaculture Millybrook fish farm ready for the new season. To find out more about where the fish have been released go to https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/fisheries/stocking/

Go trout fishing to win*

50 fish = $100,000*

Fifty tagged brown trout have been released into waters around Tasmania for the 2021-22 season. Each tag is worth $2,000* to the angler that returns the fish to the Inland Fisheries Service (*conditions apply). The tags are orange and have unique identifying details.

The Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion will follow the open season for each water in line with the 2021–22 Angling Season.

The waters and number of tagged trout released are:

Designated water Tagged trout
released
Promotion starts Promotion finishes
Arthurs Lake (central) 5 Sat 7 Aug 2021 Sun 1 May 2022
Briseis Mine Hole (north-east) 2 Sat 7 Aug 2021 Sun 1 May 2022
Bronte Lagoon (central) 2 Sat 7 Aug 2021 Sun 1 May 2022
Craigbourne Dam (South) 2 Sun 1 Aug 2021 Sun 31 July 2022
Curries River Reservoir (north east) 2 Sat 7 Aug 2021 Sun 1 May 2022
Huntsman Lake (north) 2 Sun 1 Aug 2021 Sun 31 July 2022
Lake Burbury (west) 5 Sun 1 Aug 2021 Sun 31 July 2022
Lake Leake (east) 3 Sat 7 Aug 2021 Sun 1 May 2022
Lake Mackintosh (west) 5 Sat 7 Aug 2021 Sun 29 May 2022
Lake Parangana (north-west) 2 Sat 7 Aug 2021 Sun 1 May 2022
Lake Pedder (south) 5 Sat 7 Aug 2021 Sun 1 May 2022
Lake Rosebery (west) 5 Sat 7 Aug 2021 Sun 29 May 2022
Lake Rowallan (north-west) 2 Sat 2 October Sun 29 May 2022
River Derwent (south) 3 Above the New Norfolk Bridge
Sat 7 Aug 2021 Sun 1 May 2022
Below the New Norfolk Bridge
Sun 1 Aug 2021 Sun 31 July 2022
yingina / Great Lake (central) 5 Sun 1 Aug 2021 Sun 31 July 2022

In these uncertain times Tasmania is the place to be. What better time to explore the wide range of exceptional trout fishing we have in our wonderful state?

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