Thousands of keen fishers were lined up along the banks of Brumby's Creek rain, hail or shine this weekend.
Cressy Community Trout Expo committee member Dennis Betts said the event had been fantastic.
"We have well over 1100 people that fished over the weekend, which is really fantastic," he said. "It's the 15th year for the Trout Expo this year. It's probably the longest running fishing competition continuously in the state."
Mr Betts said it was a great way to highlight the town.
"Cressy prides itself on being the gateway to trout fishing in Tasmania with wonderful rivers and access to the lakes," he said.
"All of our volunteers and our committee by and large is made up with people from Cressy who come and help out for the weekend, which is absolutely fabulous.
"It's probably the biggest event that happens in Cressy over the course of the year. It's a real buzz."
The aim for most fishers over the weekend was to catch Teddy the brown trout, which would earn his captor a $10,000 prize.
"No one's caught him, he's still out there," Mr Betts said. "It's always a disaster when he gets caught at 8.30am on the Saturday but he hasn't been caught this weekend. Though, lots of fish have."
Event sponsor Petuna Seafoods released about 600 rainbow trout into Brumby's Creek for the event.
"Inland Fisheries Services makes it a license free weekend, and Hydro Tasmania regulate the water-flow so it's good fishing," Mr Betts said.
He said the expo was a wonderful opportunity for new fishers to get involved.
"Because it's a license-free weekend we get lots of people who don't go fishing very often and lots of children out, and it's often their first experience," he said.
"The fish doesn't know who's standing on the other end of the line, whether it's an absolute novice or a champion fisher. If your line is in the water, you've got a chance to catch a fish."
The event took place on Saturday and Sunday, with the Schools Trout Fishing Championships to take over the creek on Monday.