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The rainbows have arrived at Liawenee

Male rainbow trout were first to arrive at the trap

As if on cue, with the start of spring the rainbow trout spawning run has started at Liawenee

Over the coming weeks we will use our fish trap on the canal to monitor the spawning run. We weigh and measure some fish as part of our long-term monitoring program.

We will count all of the fish, sort them and place them into spawning channels. This allows them to spawn naturally, away from where the brown trout spawned over winter. It will give the newly hatched rainbow fry the best chance to grow without competition from the more advanced brown trout.

Canal Bay on yingina / Great Lake remains closed until Saturday 4 December to help protect the spawning fish as they migrate out of the lake.

For more information about trout fishing in the yingina / Great Lake check out the brochure.

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