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Trout stocking

Hundreds of thousands of trout are released each year into the rivers and dams of the State’s south-west. Trout are released at varying sizes: as fry, yearlings and ex-broodstock, throughout the year, to provide a variety of fishing experiences for anglers.

See the tables below for locations of released trout likely to be of minimum legal size to take during 2018/19.

Stocking locations  

These locations are stocked with rainbow trout unless otherwise indicated.

* indicates a tributary.

Rainbow fry stocked in winter and spring (May to October) 2018  

​Location Number
Location​
Number
Brunswick River 10,000
Harvey River​
10,000
Blackwood River 35,000​ * Falls Brook 10,000​
* Balingup Brook
10,000 ​
McKnoes Brook
5,000
​* Carlotta Brook
15,000
Murray River
 ​60,000
* Hesters Brook
10,000
* Big Brook
20,000
* ​Maranup Brook
5,000​
* Cypress Brook
​20,000
* Mokerdillup Brook
15,000​
 
* Marrinup Brook​
5,00​0
* Nannup Brook
10,000 ​
* Nanga Brook
25,000 ​
​​​* St Johns Brook 15,000 ​​Oakley Dam
2,000
* St Pauls Brook
5,000
Warren River
20,000
 
Collie River (below dam)
40,000
* Big Hill Brook
 10,000
Donnelly River​​​​
60,000 * Dombakup Brook
10,000
 Barlee Brook 10,000​​
* East Brook
10,000
​​* Beedelup Brook
10,000​
​* Lefroy Brook lower
 40,000
* Dampier Gully
5,000
* Lefroy Brook upper (above weir) 20,000
* Manjimup Brook
10,000
* Quinninup Brook
 5,000​
Logue Brook Dam 20,000 ​* Smith Brook ​20,000
​Logue Brook ​20​,000​ ​* Treen Brook​ ​15,000
* Pine Creek 10,000 * Wilgarup Brook ​10,000
​​* Record Brook​​
5,000​​ ​
Drakesbrook Dam
18,000
Serpentine River 20,000 Norolup dam 10,000​

More than 685,000 fingerlings were released and many will probably be of legal size to take by autumn/winter 2019.  ​

Numbers of ex-broodstock adults released

​Location Winter 20​17 Winter 2018​
Harvey Dam 1,900 1​,700​
​Drakesbrook Dam 200​​ 200​​
​​Drakesbrook Dam - Brown 0​​ 50​​
Waroona Dam 0​ 200​
​​Big Brook Dam 200​​ 200​​
 

Of those released in winter 2017, any that survived over last year will still be available to catch at the start of spring 2018. Those released in winter 2017 will also be of minimum legal size. 

Rainbow yearlings released in winter 2018

Location Number​ Location​ Number​​
​Logue Brook Dam 500 Lefroy Brook​​​​​ 2,000​​
​Collie Gorge 1,000​ ​Harvey Dam​ 3,800​
​Donnelly River ​ ​1,000 ​Murray River ​2,000
Warren River 3,000 Serpentine River 500
​Blackwood River 2,000​​ ​Norolup Dam 200​

 Advanced rainbow yearlings released in winter 2018

Location Number​
​Waroona Dam 1,000​
​Glen Mervyn Dam 500​
Big Brook Dam 1,000
Drakesbrook Dam 1,000
 
Brown yearlings released in winter 2018

​Location Number​
​Treen Brook 300​​
Lefroy Brook
1,500​​
Warren River 2,000​
​Collie Gorge ​1,000
​​Donnelly River 1,000​
​Harvey Dam 1,200​
​Drakesbrook dam ​500
 
These trout are likely to reach minimum legal size to take in early or late summer, depending on their environment and available food.

Last modified: 5/09/2018 3:17 PM

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