IT IS a world-class fishing venue and hundreds turned out to cast a line on the final day of the Tasmanian Trout Expo at Cressy yesterday.
Event spokesman Richard Goss said about 1500 people fished across the two days at Brumbys Creek and 370 students would today compete in the Australian Schools Fishing Competition.
Mr Goss said Brumbys Creek attracted anglers from across the world because it was accessible and had plenty of fish, and the expo aimed to tell Tasmanians what a great resource they had on their doorstep.
Michael Setterington, of West Launceston, was one of those happy anglers, after catching a 2.6-kilogram Atlantic salmon.
Mr Setterington, originally from Britain said before the weekend he last caught a fish about 50 years ago in Scotland.
But he said after retiring and ``buying out half the shop'' at C.H. Smith Marine in Launceston, he was back into it.
``I did not catch anything (initially) but met some really nice people,'' he said.
``Now that I have caught something, I will be back.''
Travis, the $10,000 trout, evaded capture but one of the six tagged fish worth $100 was caught.
Jenny Neville, of Hobart, won a guided trout tour and $50 for catching the weekend's heaviest fish, a 3.79 kilogram Atlantic salmon.
Warwick Braithwaite, of Ulverstone, won the $2000 fishing pack lucky door prize, including a canoe with electric motor.