Dropping a line has never seemed more enticing in Tasmania, with the chance to bag $2000 and a brown trout from August 7.
The cash can be snagged by anyone who catches one of 50 brown trout that have been specially tagged and released into 15 waterways across Tasmania.
The 50 fish were released today in preparation for the start of the brown trout season in 17 days.
Anyone who catches one of the fish as part of the Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion must return the tag to the Inland Fisheries Service to collect their prize.
Last year, five tagged trout worth $10,000 were released and only one was caught, by 12-year-old Fiona Batterham at Lake Rowallan.
Primary Industries and Water minister Guy Barnett said there has never been a better time to be a Tasmanian angler.
He said licenses can be bought and renewed online, from Service Tasmania and from tackle, outdoor and sports stores in Tasmania.
"The Tasmanian Government decided to double the potential prize pool to $100,000 and increase the number of waters to encourage people to try fishing, making it easier for anglers to try their luck and also encourage anglers to visit different waters," he said.
"Tasmania's world class inland fishery attracts more than 24,000 licensed anglers and generates about $90 million, much of this in regional communities."
WHERE TO TRY YOUR LUCK FOR A $2000 FISH
- Arthurs Lake
- yingina/Great Lake
- Lake Mackintosh
- Lake Pedder
- Lake Burbury
- Lake Rosebery
- River Derwent
- Derby's Briseis Mine Hole
- Bronte Lagoon
- Craigbourne Dam
- Curries River Reservoir
- Huntsman Lake
- Lake Leake
- Lake Parangana
- Lake Rowallan