Anglers old and young have been trying their luck at the Tasmanian Trout Expo at Cressy, vying for the elusive $10,000 catch.
Hundreds of fish were released into Brumbys Creek, including ‘Tina’ a trout with a $10,000 prize tag. There were seven tagged fish released in total, with a range of prizes up for grabs.
The event drew anglers of all ages, and even some from interstate.
“It’s great to have such a range of people … It’s been a really great patronage across the event,” Tasmanian Trout Expo Committee president Richard Goss said.
Mr Goss was delighted with the number of first time fisherman attending the expo this year.
“What we’re trying to do, is that they’re trying to catch fish and we’re try to catch fishermen,” he said.
The event is license free, all people need to do is register on the day for $10 or $5 for juniors.
The expo runs all weekend, with a schools day on Monday. At the end of Saturday ‘Tina’ the trout was still on the loose waiting for one lucky fisher on Sunday.