The weather and fishing gods smiled on our third annual Troutfest!
Hundreds of anglers, mums, dads and kids turned out at Drakesbrook Weir and enjoyed releasing hundreds of trout fry, yearlings and broodstock hatched and transported from the Department of Primary Industry and Regional Development’s Pemberton trout hatchery. In addition, many enjoyed trying their hand at trout and fly-fishing courtesy of our fishing clinics and the Minister for Fisheries Dave Kelly also got in on the action releasing a couple of trout himself.
The Minister announced an exciting new initiative – the launch of the WA Inland Fisheries Research Advisory Committee, which will steer the future direction of research and development of inland fisheries, securing a brighter future for the WA trout and freshwater fishery in Western Australia.
Click here to read about the brighter future for WA’s trout and freshwater fishery following the launch of the committee.
All up, the day was a fitting celebration of WA’s fantastic freshwater fishery that brings thousands so much pleasure, as well as helping support the South West’s and the Peel regions’ regional economies. Check out our selection of pictures from the day below (click on each image to see a larger vision).
Thank you to our partners who helped make the day a great success: Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, Shire of Waroona, Alcoa, Australian Trout Foundation and the Western Australian Trout & Freshwater Angling Association (WATFAA).