Thousands of Tasmanians are expected to descend on Cressy this weekend to try their hand at trout fishing.
Brumbys Creek will be brimming with about 700 of the fish over the two-day Tasmanian Trout Expo event, aimed at everyone from passionate enthusiasts to first time fishers and families.
Though normally managed by the Inland Fisheries Service the weekend will allow even those without a licence to fish the creek.
A range of prizes will be on offer including a guided fishing tour. One particularly special tagged brown trout named Teddy will net the catcher $10,000.
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"[It's a] wonderful opportunity to highlight Cressy as the gateway to trout fishing in Tasmania," said Dennis Betts, one of the expo's committee members.
The Australian Schools Trout Fishing Championships will take place on Monday with 72 teams from across the state.
"It gives kids the opportunity to fish for the first time in some cases," Mr Betts added.
Gates will open on Saturday and Sunday from 8am to 4pm. Children under 14 can enter for $5, with a cost of $10 for adults.
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