Tasmania's avid Anglers will be hitting the water on Saturday for the official start of brown trout season.
Among them will be Launceston's Tony Ritchie, who said many would be out before dawn to ensure their best chance at a top catch.
"Anglers have got a much wider choice now," he said.
"There will be a lot of people interested in the lakes and also the Northern Rivers, like the South Esk and Meander.
"They're always popular to start the season off. The rivers are not in flood, but they are well filled."
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Other popular areas will be Arthurs Lake, Lake Burbury, yingina/Great Lake, Lake Pedder and Lake Rowallan.
Each contain a $10,000 tagged trout waiting to be caught, as part of the state government's Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion.
Mr Ritchie said worms were always a popular bait of choice.
"It's a reliable pick, particularly in the early mornings," he said. "You really can't go past the classic worm."
If a tagged trout is caught, the fish must be returned with tag intact to the Inland Fishery Service to claim the prize.
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