Trout Weekend 21-22 May 2011

by Sarah Graham, IFS
Come and see hundreds of wild brown trout on their annual spawning run at Liawenee, Great Lake.

Watch the trout being trapped and stripped of eggs for culture by staff of the Inland Fisheries Service. The hatchling are grown to young fish and used to restock Tasmania's legendary wild trout fishery – an activity that's been going on for nearly 150 years. It’s a unique piece of Tasmania's angling heritage.

While you're there, you can take a helicopter ride above the Lake or a bus ride along the Canal. You can visit trade exhibits with boats and fishing gear, and check out the displays with live freshwater fish aquaria. Kids can catch a trout for free in the kid's fish-out pond. You can talk to trout fishing and fly tying experts, and you’re welcome to ask questions of Service staff about fishery management. You can enjoy refreshments, entertainment, competitions and give-aways, or you can buy something special, including a Trout Fish Tasmania souvenir beanie or mug.

Don’t miss this showcase of Tasmania's wild trout fishery. It’s a must for angling enthusiasts but suitable for the whole family, and its all for free. Make it a day out with the family or a weekend away.

Download a copy of the Trout Weekend flyer for directions and information.