Apr
27
2013

Fishing action at Liawenee Trout Weekend 2013

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If you fancy yourself as a bit of a trout fishing enthusiast, you're going to love what's in store in Tasmania this May.

Make sure your calendar's free from May 18 – May 19, because these are the annual dates set aside for the legendary Liawenee Trout Weekend.

During this special free event, you can come and see hundreds of wild brown trout as they make their annual spawning run at Liawenee, Great Lake.

A fishery management activity that's been carried out for nearly 150 years, the Liawenee Trout Weekend is a special part of Tasmania's angling heritage and has become a much-loved event that fishing enthusiasts look forward to each year.

During this event, experienced staff members from the Inland Fisheries Service trap the trout and strip them of their eggs, which then go towards re-stocking Tasmania's wild trout fishery.

With trade exhibits, entertainment and competitions, live freshwater fish aquariums and even a free kid's fish-out pond all on hand during the event, you can definitely make a weekend of it in Tasmania with the Liawenee Trout Weekend.

For even more sightseeing, there are helicopter rides over the Great Lake and bus rides along the canal available for intrepid visitors, and there are refreshments available for when you get hungry.

Trout Run at Laiwenee from 2012 event - image credit: Inland Fisheries Tasmania

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