Third Annual Trout Conference on again in Mansfield


FRESHWATER anglers can learn more about Victoria’s wild trout fisheries at a free one day conference on Saturday, November 11, to be held in Mansfield for the third consecutive year.

The 2017 ‘Talk Wild Trout’ conference will bring together fisheries scientists and anglers to share findings from research conducted on riverine trout populations during the last three years.

Renowned trout researcher from New Zealand John Hayes will provide the keynote address about trout behavior and the key ingredients of a good trout stream. John is and has special expertise in recreational trout fisheries, instream habitat and trout feeding and growth.

Other conference topics will include:

  • spawning success in 12 wild trout rivers,
  • two stocking trials in the upper Goulburn and Howqua rivers,
  • a fishing pressure study,
  • incubator stocking trials, and
  • how anglers can get more involved in improving habitat, both in-stream and along river banks.

Attendees will also hear about Victoria’s new Freshwater Fisheries Management Plan and the latest on size and bag limit changes for trout, including the introduction of a minimum length.

Fly fishing fanatic and part owner of Millbrook Lakes private fishery in Ballarat Jon Clelow, will also provide an entertaining talk titled ‘An expensive trout’.

A panel discussion will follow each of the three sessions with questions from the audience.

The conference will be held at the Mansfield Performing Arts Centre, between 9am and 4.30pm.Tea and coffee will be available and lunch will be provided.

Learn more about the day, including how to register for free, HERE


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