The brown trout season is now just over a week away.
Boosting angler interest even further (as if it was possible), the Inland Fisheries Service released 50 tagged browns last week into 15 waters around the state.
Anglers returning their orange tags to the IFS will each receive $2000.
Five tagged browns went into each of Arthurs Lake, Lakes Burbury, Mackintosh, Pedder, Rosebery and Great Lake, three into Lake Leake and two into Briesis Mine Hole, Bronte Lagoon, Craigbourne Dam, Curries River Reservoir, Huntsman Lake, Lake Parangana and Lake Rowallan.
With the Derwent River also receiving three tagged trout, other rivers well-liked by anglers might well be considered in the future.
This promotion will follow each water's open season, beginning no earlier than August 1, 2021 and ending no later than July 31, 2022.
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Meanwhile, for those who can't wait, Brushy Lagoon received 600 domestic rainbows averaging 380g last week and Craigbourne Dam 1200.
Into Lake Leake went another 2000 while Tooms Lake acquired 1000.
Besides bluefin tuna coming from mid-eastern brine, also reported boated recently off Schouten Island were hefty striped trumpeter.
Then southward in Mercury Passage separating Maria Island, another angler fishing patiently in mid-passage less than 20 metres down was happy with enough decent flathead, nearly all 34 to 40cm long.
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