Wild rainbow trout management report

A wild rainbow trout on its spawning migration in Liawenee Canal

The Inland Fisheries Service recognises the value of maintaining wild fisheries as they are best suited to our environment and provide a much sought-after angling experience. We only stock waters when wild populations are not adequately maintained by natural recruitment, and we use wild fish whenever possible. Stockings are guided by the Tasmanian Inland Recreational Fishery Management Plan 2018-28 and risk assessments for each water. 

We use fish traps at yingina / Great Lake and Lake King William to monitor and enhance the wild rainbow trout fishery.

For more information read the Wild Rainbow Trout Management Report 2022.

Steve and Jo Starling visited Liawenee Canal to check out the wild rainbow trout spawning run from yingina/Great Lake and talk about the management of this valuable fishery. To see what they saw check out their video on wild rainbow trout management Liawenee 

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