TRAVIS the $10,000 trout is still swimming freely in Cressy's Brumbys Creek after a gigantic day of fishing at the town's annual trout expo.
More than 200 additional trout and salmon were last night released into the waterway ahead of what's set to be tough competition for today's event.
The Tasmanian Trout Expo's Richard Goss said there were still plenty of fish for the catching.
``We've hung it up for the day, we didn't catch Travis the trout anywhere, he's still swimming around the river somewhere,'' Mr Goss said.
``There were about 1000 fishermen today in the competition and probably another 500 followers - 1500 people is a conservative estimate for the day.''
He said Deon Heys, of Relbia, landed yesterday's heaviest fish - a 3.2-kilogram Atlantic salmon.
``Everything went really smoothly, we did also have one tagged rainbow trout caught by Adrian Brinkman, of Cressy,'' Mr Goss said.
``The heaviest junior fish was caught by Samuel Rigby, of Newnham - he caught a 3.06-kilogram Atlantic salmon.''
Best tip for takes has so far been with Berkley PowerBait and the old-fashioned worm-on-a-hook, with positive results making for good entertainment, according to Mr Goss.
``It was a great day out, people can come out and watch for free, go for a drive, see some of the big fish being caught and see the smiles on the kids' faces when they hook a fish,'' he said.
The trout expo will run from 8am to 4pm today.
WHAT: 2013 Tasmanian Trout Expo.
WHERE: Brumbys Creek, Cressy.
WHEN: Today, 8am to 4pm.