Fishos lured south for Troutfest
The South West has some of the best freshwater fishing in WA and the annual Troutfest in Waroona this weekend is set to highlight just that.
The event celebrates the traditional start of the freshwater fishing season by inviting the community to hand release a few thousand trout into South West waterways.
Trout are stocked each year in Western Australia, providing anglers with a unique opportunity to chase them, while taking advantage of some of nature’s finest backdrops.
Kicking off at 10am, with a welcome from Recfishwest chief executive officer Andrew Rowland and the Waroona shire president Mike Walmsley, Troutfest will incorporate a range of activities with something for everyone.
Community fish stocking will begin at 10:15am and will include a release of rainbow and brown trout in sizes from 5cm right up to ex-brood stock fish of 40cm.
To help keep energy levels up, the Lions Club will be hosting a sausage sizzle and a coffee van will be operating throughout the day.
Troutfest fans can also try their hand at freshwater angling as it coincides with the annual licence-free weekend.
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