Tagged trout Tina escapes expo anglers

BIG CATCH: Penguin fisherman Curtis Palmer with his 1.69 kg trout caught at Brumbys Creek, Cressy during the 2016 Tasmanian Trout Expo at the weekend. Picture: Phillip Biggs

BIG CATCH: Penguin fisherman Curtis Palmer with his 1.69 kg trout caught at Brumbys Creek, Cressy during the 2016 Tasmanian Trout Expo at the weekend. Picture: Phillip Biggs

Tina the tagged trout is still swimming freely after the Tasmanian Trout Expo at the weekend.

While hundreds of trout were released into Brumbys Creek at Cressy for the event, sights were set on Tina who would reel in $10,000 for one lucky angler.

At the end of the event on Sunday, Tina had not been caught and a $100 bounty has been placed on her head for the rest of the year.

The last time the tagged trout was reeled in was 2011, when 12-year-old Kandiece Moyle from Rosebery took home the win.

Tasmanian Trout Expo Committee president Richard Goss said although nobody had claimed the $10,000 win this year, the expo had been a huge success.

“A total of 95 fish were caught on Sunday,” he said.

With anglers attending from right across the state, Mr Goss said he was pleased the event was continuing to grow.

“It’s been a fantastic weekend overall,” he said.

“We’re really proud and really appreciate the support from the public.”

DOUBLE TROUBLE: Launceston angler Peter Joyce was left reeling after a successful Sunday at the trout expo at Cressy. Picture: Phillip Biggs

DOUBLE TROUBLE: Launceston angler Peter Joyce was left reeling after a successful Sunday at the trout expo at Cressy. Picture: Phillip Biggs

The heaviest fish on Sunday in the adult division was caught by Jacob Langridge, weighing in at 2.46 kilograms.

While the heaviest caught in the junior division, which is 14 and under, went to Michael Powell for his 1.42 kilogram snag.

Overall, the biggest prize over the two days was won by Pat Williams who caught a 2.9 kilogram fish winning him a $700 guided trout tour from Trout Territory.

The expo will host its schools day event on Monday with 420 students heading to the river. 

The river will open to the public from 2pm.

HOOKED: Launceston fisherman Josh Baylis sinking a line at Brumbys Creek, Cressy on Sunday. Picture: Phillip Biggs

HOOKED: Launceston fisherman Josh Baylis sinking a line at Brumbys Creek, Cressy on Sunday. Picture: Phillip Biggs

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