Tasmanian fishers have another reason to hit the water this winter: they could win $10,000.
The state government's $50,000 tagged trout program has seen five trout released into lakes across the state, with each catch worth $10,000 for the lucky angler.
Minister for Primary Industries and Water Guy Barnett said the tagged trout initiative was to help encourage anglers to visit regional areas and support the economy in rebounding.
"Arthurs Lake, Lake Burbury, yingina/Great Lake, Lake Pedder and Lake Rowallan [will] each receive a $10,000 tagged fish," he said.
"Tasmania is home to some of the best trout fishing in the world and our inland fishery attracts more than 20,000 recreational anglers each year, which generates an estimated $90 million for the economy.
"As we enter the COVID-19 recovery phase, there has never been a better time to get outdoors, explore our inland waterways, buy some lures at local stores and stay fit and healthy."
The trout will be released by August 1 and must be returned to the Inland Fisheries Service with the tag intact to claim the money.
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