Huge rainbow trout to benefit region

05 Sep 2018 Yea Chronicle, Yea VIC (General News) THE Goulburn River last week received seven tonne of rainbow trout as part of the biggest 24 hour stocking event in Fisheries history. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes joined key stakeholders and local anglers to release these beasts at the Molesworth Caravan Park. The mega trout stocking event complements the free Goulburn Fishing Festival which was held on Saturday the same day as the official opening of the riverine trout season on September 1. The record stocking and festival is a fantastic opportunity for families to reel in the catch of a lifetime, Ms Symes said. The Goulburn is one of our most iconic rivers and always draws a crowd of excited fishers to celebrate the start of the trout season. This year were taking the excitement to the next level by giving families the chance to tangle with a trophy sized fish. These events are part of the state governments Target One Million plan thats investing a record $46 million, including $9 million from fishing licence fees, to get more people fishing, more often. Fishing is a healthy and positive family activity that gets kids away from their screens to learn and have fun in the outdoors. Whether youre new to fishing or an old-timer, theres nothing like the excitement of feeling a big fish on the end of your line. For more information, including a map of the 11 stocking sites, visit