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The best drogue ever

“A drogue is fundamental to lake fishing success in Tasmania!”
- Jim Allen
A drogue is a device that enables you to moderate the drift speed of the boat. This drifting technique originated on the reservoirs in UK and Ireland. The lakes of these countries are very much like ours in Tasmania and if the fish are hard to locate there is no better fishing technique than this as it enables you to cover large areas of water in a controlled manner.
Jim Allen, has fished Tasmania’s highlands for 40 years and shares his thought on drogues.

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 Come and see hundreds of brown trout on their annual spawning migration in Tasmania’s central highlands.

Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 May 2016
10am – 3pm daily
Free entry

There is something for the whole family at Trout Weekend, its not just for anglers!

  • Watch wild trout being stripped of eggs for the IFS hatchery
  • Kids can try their luck at the junior anglers pond and maybe catch a trout for dinner!
  • Discover the wonders of our native freshwater species
  • Pick up some tips & ideas at the trout cooking demonstrations
  • Take a helicopter ride and get a bird’s eye view of the Central Plateau and yingina/Great Lake
  • Enjoy refreshments, competitions and giveaways
  • Learn about fisheries management
  • Talk with trout fishing experts and practice your casting skills
  • Discuss (& dream about!) boats and fishing equipment at the trade exhibits.

Trout Weekend 2016 is an alcohol, smoking and dog free event

Flyer for Trout Weekend 2016

Program and Map for Trout Weekend 2016

Any questions? Please call 1300 INFISH or 61653808

At Trout Weekend 2015 visitors.....

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discussed fisheries management issues

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watched trout being stripped of eggs

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obtained information and purchased souvenirs

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enjoyed success in the junior anglers pond

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used radio tracking equipment to locate a model Eurpoean carp

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took in the views of yingina/Great Lake and beyond from a helicopter

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