If you would like to get your hands dirty and help us to stock some trout this year, you can come along to our annual Troutfest event at Drakesbrook Weir at 10am on Saturday the 31st of August. This event celebrates the traditional start of the freshwater fishing season by providing the community the opportunity to hand-release a few thousand trout into the waterway. The day will include the release of both rainbow and brown trout in sizes from fry (5cm) right up to ex-brood stock fish (>40cm).
Troutfest also gives people the chance to try their hand at freshwater angling as it coincides with the annual license-free weekend. This is a great opportunity to give freshwater fishing a go for free whilst celebrating father’s day. There will be freshwater tackle and rigging information, casting demonstrations, as well as fly casting lessons and demonstrations, a kids fishing clinic and casting challenge at the event on the Saturday.
For many, this fishery is clouded in mystery, where in reality it is all about getting into the bush, having a cast and enjoying some of the best parts of WA. So why not bring the family along and be a part of something special!
Check out last year’s event here: https://recfishwest.org.au/news/troutfest-2018-in-pictures/