Go trout fishing to win*

More than $100,000 to be won!*

Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion

2022–23 Angling Season

Tagged trout caught on the River Derwent

Fifty tagged brown trout will be released into waters around Tasmania for the 2022-23 season. Each tag is worth $2,000* to the angler that returns the fish to the Inland Fisheries Service (*conditions apply).

The tags are orange and have unique identifying details.

Fish caught from the 2021-22 Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion can also be claimed.

The waters and number of tagged trout released are:

Designated water Number of
tagged trout
released
Water opens Water closes
Arthurs Lake (central) 5 Sat 6 Aug 2022 Sun 30 Apr 2023
Briseis Mine Hole (north-east) 2 Sat 6 Aug 2022 Sun 30 Apr 2023
Bronte Lagoon (central) 2 Sat 6 Aug 2022 Sun 30 Apr 2023
Craigbourne Dam (South) 2 Mon 1 Aug 2022 Mon 31 July 2023
Curries River Reservoir (north east) 2 Sat 6 Aug 2022 Sun 30 Apr 2023
Huntsman Lake (north) 2 Mon 1 Aug 2022 Mon 31 July 2023
Lake Burbury (west) 5 Mon 1 Aug 2022 Mon 31 July 2023
Lake Leake (east) 3 Sat 6 Aug 2022 Sun 30 Apr 2023
Lake Mackintosh (west) 5 Sat 6 Aug 2022 Mon 31 Jul 2023
Lake Parangana (north-west) 2 Sat 6 Aug 2022 Sun 30 Apr 2023
Lake Pedder (south) 5 Sat 6 Aug 2022 Mon 31 Jul 2023
Lake Rosebery (west) 5 Sat 6 Aug 2022 Sun 28 May 2023
Lake Rowallan (north-west) 2 Sat 1 Oct 2022 Sun 28 May 2023
River Derwent (south) 3 Above the New Norfolk Bridge
Sat 6 Aug 2022 Sun 30 Apr 2023
Below the New Norfolk Bridge
Mon 1 Aug 2022 Mon 31 July 2023
yingina / Great Lake (central) 5 Mon 1 Aug 2022 Mon 31 July 2023

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

When does this years Promotion start?

1 August 2022.

How long will it go for?

The Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion will follow the open season for each water in line with the 2022–23 Angling season starting no earlier than 1 August 2022 and finishing no later than 31 July 2023.

Who can enter?

Entry is open to holders of a current angling licence under the Inland Fisheries Act 1995. Licenced junior anglers under 18 and children aged under 14 must have the permission of their parent or guardian to participate (Eligible Entrants).

How many fish have been tagged?

Fifty.

What species are tagged?

Brown trout.

What if I catch a tagged fish outside of the official dates?

Fish caught before the start or after the finish of the promotion dates will not be eligible to win a prize.

Note: anglers will need to sign a statutory declaration that they caught the fish in line with the Terms and Conditions.

How does the tagging work?

Wild brown trout are caught, tagged and released into the Promotion waters

What do the tags look like?

The tags are orange and have unique identifying details.

Where can I catch the tagged fish?

Arthurs Lake, Briseis Mine Hole, Bronte Lagoon, Craigbourne Dam, Curries River Reservoir, Huntsman Lake, Lake Burbury, Lake Leake, Lake Mackintosh, Lake Parangana, Lake Pedder, Lake Rosebery, Lake Rowallan, River Derwent, yingina / Great Lake.

I live in the EAST of Tasmania, where can I fish to catch a tagged trout?

Briseis Mine Hole and Lake Leake.

I live in the NORTH-EAST of Tasmania, where can I fish to catch a tagged trout?

Briseis Mine Hole and Curries River Reservoir.

I live in the NORTH of Tasmania, where can I fish to catch a tagged trout?

Curries River Reservoir, Huntsman Lake, Lake Parangana and Lake Rowallan.

I live in the NORTH-WEST of Tasmania, where can I fish to catch a tagged trout?

Huntsman Lake, Lake Parangana and Lake Rowallan.

I live in the WEST of Tasmania, where can I fish to catch a tagged trout?

Lake Burbury, Lake Mackintosh and Lake Rosebery

I live in CENTRAL Tasmania, where can I fish to catch a tagged trout?

Arthurs Lake, Bronte Lagoon, and yingina / Great Lake

I live in the south of Tasmania, where can I fish to catch a tagged trout?

Craigbourne Dam, Lake Pedder, and River Derwent.

How many tagged fish have been released into each water?

Designated water Number of tagged trout released
Arthurs Lake (central) 5
Briseis Mine Hole (north-east) 2
Bronte Lagoon (central) 2
Craigbourne Dam (South) 2
Curries River Reservoir (north east) 2
Huntsman Lake (north) 2
Lake Burbury (west) 5
Lake Leake (east) 3
Lake Mackintosh (west) 5
Lake Parangana (north-west) 2
Lake Pedder (south) 5
Lake Rosebery (west) 5
Lake Rowallan (north-west) 2
River Derwent (south) 3
yingina / Great Lake (central) 5

Did you put tagged trout in the Arthurs Lake and yingina / Great Lake?

The tagged trout were released into Arthurs Lake (5) and yingina / Great Lake (5), but because the trout were caught from the same lake they were released into, they don’t show up on the website stocking database.

How do the prizes work?

To win one of the prizes, you'll need to catch a fish with the correct tag and report the details of your catch, with photo evidence, to the Inland Fisheries Service (see ‘how do I claim a prize?’ below). Each correct tag will win a $2,000 prize.

How do I claim a prize?

Fish caught in the Promotion must be kept with tag intact for verification. Contact the Inland Fisheries Service on 1300 IN FISH (1300 463 474) between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, or email infish@ifs.tas.gov.au, and provide your name, contact details, tag number, waterway, location the fish was caught and overall length.

Do I have to keep my fish to claim a prize?

Yes. Fish caught in the Promotion must be kept with tag intact for verification.

Who can claim a prize?

The holder of a current freshwater angling licence or entrants aged under 14 who have the permission of their parent or guardian. Prizes will only be awarded for fish caught using a rod and line and in compliance with current Tasmanian fishing regulations.

Can you win more than once?

Yes

Contact Information

For information about IFS phone: 1300 IN FISH (1300 463 474)

If I win can I stay anonymous?

Winners agree to their details and image(s) being published by the IFS for non-commercial promotion and/or publicity purposes

Were all the tagged trout caught during the 2021-22 angling season?

No. Eight were caught during the 2021-22 angling season

In 2021-22 the following fish were caught and the $2000 prize was claimed:

  • Michael Deppeler – River Derwent - 8 August 2021
  • Rex Meikle – Lake Leake – 24 August 2021
  • Hilton Howard – Craigbourne Dam – 25 August 2021
  • David Fraser and Kaiden Hayes – Briseis Mine Hole – 28 August 2021
  • Fred “Ricky” Bassett – Huntsman Lake – 1 September 2021
  • Mick Bent – Bronte Lagoon – 27 November 2021
  • Libby Webb – Lake Rosebery - 3 January 2022
  • Oliver Skinner – Craigbourne Dam - 13 June 2022

What happened to the tagged fish from the 2021-22 Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion that were not caught?

They are still swimming about in the waters into which they were released.

What happens if I catch a tagged trout from 2021-22 Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion?

You will be eligible to claim the $2000 prize if you are the holder of a current freshwater angling licence or are a person aged under 14 who has the permission of their parent or guardian

What happened to the tagged fish from the 2020-21 Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion that were not caught?

They are still swimming about in the waters into which they were released.

What happens if I catch a tagged trout from 2020-21?

Unfortunately, nothing. They are not eligible for a prize anymore.

The 2020-21 promotion finished at 23:59 on 2 May 2021. This was in the 2020-21 Terms and Conditions. Any tagged fish from the 2020-21 Promotion caught after this time are not eligible for a prize.

How will I know the difference between the tags for this season (2021-22) and a tag from last season (2020-21)?

2022-23 tags are orange.

2021-22 tags are orange.

2020-21 tags were blue.

Terms and Conditions

1 The Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion (Promotion) is being conducted by the Inland Fisheries Service (IFS) ABN 33 294 522 909. 2 Entry is open to holders of a current angling licence under the Inland Fisheries Act 1995. Licenced junior anglers under 18 and children aged under 14 must have the permission of their parent or guardian to participate (Eligible Entrants). 3 Employees and contractors of the IFS (including their immediate families) are ineligible to enter. 4 The Promotion will follow the open season for each water in line with the 2022-23 licence period. The Promotion ends at 23:59, 31 July 2023. 5 The number of fish released into the Designated Promotion Waters for 2022-23 is: Arthurs Lake (5), Briseis Mine Hole (2), Bronte Lagoon (2), Craigbourne Dam (2), Curries River Reservoir (2), Huntsman Lake (2), Lake Burbury (5), Lake Leake (3), Lake Mackintosh (5), Lake Parangana (2), Lake Pedder (5), Lake Rosebery (5), Lake Rowallan (2), River Derwent (3), yingina / Great Lake (5). The tags are orange and have unique identifying details. 6 To win, Eligible Entrants must catch the tagged fish and contact the IFS to claim a prize within 72 hours of capture and no later than 17:00, 2 August 2023. 7 Fish tagged for the 2021-22 Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion remain eligible under the conditions for 2022-23. 8. Fish caught in the Promotion must be kept with tag intact for verification.

9 Prizes will only be awarded for fish caught using a rod and line and in compliance with the Inland Fisheries Act 1995 and subordinate legislation.

Prizes

10 Eligible Entrants that submit a fish with a valid tag will be able to claim a prize.

Claiming a Prize

11 To claim a prize an Eligible Entrant must:

  1. At the time the fish is caught:
    1. record the location, time and date that the fish was caught;
    2. measure the length of the fish;
    3. photograph the fish with the tag still in place; and
  2. Phone 1300 IN FISH (1300 463 474) between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday, or email infish@ifs.tas.gov.au, within 72 hours of capture and no later than 17:00, 2 August 2023 to report the catch.

12 The IFS will provide Eligible Entrants with a Prize Claim Declaration Form. 13 The Prize Claim Declaration Form will require Eligible Entrants to confirm the date, time and location of the catch, tag unique identifying details and their compliance with these Terms and Conditions.

Prize Verification

14 Before awarding a prize, the IFS will verify the validity of entries and eligibility of entrants. The IFS may refuse to award a prize to any individual who the IFS reasonably believe has breached any of these Terms and Conditions or engaged in any unlawful or other improper conduct in participating in the Promotion. 15 Prize winners will be notified within 14 days of the IFS receiving and verifying a Prize Claim Declaration Form.

16 Winners agree to their details and image(s) being published by the IFS for non-commercial promotion and/or publicity purposes. 17 Prize money will be paid to winners by electronic funds transfer within 28 days of the IFS notifying the winner that the Prize Claim Declaration Form has been verified.