Opening Of Trout Season 2016 Held In High Anticipation

Opening Of Trout Season 2016 Held In High Anticipation

Tasmania Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff

Hopes High For A Great Trout Season

Victor P Taffa

Tasmanians and visitors from near and far will be dipping their fishing lines in our inland waters from today with the opening of the trout season, Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff said.

 

A tradition for local families since brown trout were first introduced to our State in 1864; trout fishing has become a drawcard for tourists in its own right and beautifully showcases our natural environment.

The opening of trout season is much anticipated by keen anglers every year, with more than 25,000 anglers licensed to fish in Tasmania in pursuit of our wild trout.

“Today, I was pleased to celebrate the season opening with the Devonport Anglers Club at their presentation day for junior members.” Mr. Rockliff said.

This included an introductory two-hour free fishing session for budding new anglers at the club’s Taylors Dam junior facility, an ideal opportunity to learn the pastime in a safe environment with expert tuition.

Angling clubs across Tasmania have long helped to introduce new generations to trout fishing and to enhance the sport.

Water storages have rebounded and with trout thriving in the wet conditions, there is reason for optimism for a great season ahead.

TAS Minister for Primaries Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff

TAS Minister for Primaries Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The Inland Fisheries Service continues to manage our world-class fishery to improve angler access and opportunities right across the state.”

“I was also pleased today to launch a new fishery at the South Riana Dam; developed in partnership with Tasmanian Irrigation and local landholders, which adds significantly to the attraction of trout fishing for North-West anglers. I encourage Tasmanians to buy a licence and enjoy the great trout fishing our State has to offer.” Mr. Rockliff said.