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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, advanced 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 2019/20.

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) 2019  

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
 
* Nanga Brook
25,000
* Nannup Brook
10,000
* Marrinup Brook
5,000
* 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 town weir) 20,000
* Manjimup Brook
10,000
* Quinninup Brook
 5,000
Logue Brook Dam 20,000 * Smith Brook 20,00​0
Logue Brook 20,000 * Wilgarup Brook
10,000
* Treen Brook 15,000 * Pine Creek 10,000
* Record Brook
5,000
Drakesbrook Dam
18,000
Serpentine River 20,000 Norolup dam 10,000
King River 10,000​

More than 695,000 fingerlings were released and many will probably be of legal size to take by autumn/winter 2020.  

Rainbow ex-broodstock adults released

Location Winter 2018 Winter 2019
Harvey Dam 1,700
1,700
Drakesbrook Dam 200
200
Waroona Dam
200 200
Big Brook Dam
200
200
Lefroy Brook
/
200
 

Brown ex-broodstock adults released

Location Winter 2018 Winter 2019
Harvey Dam /
200
Waroona Dam / 100
Big Brook Dam / 50
Drakesbrook Dam 50
50
Collie Gorge
/
50
Lefroy Brook
/
50
 

Of those released in winter 2018, any that survived over last year will still be available to catch at the start of spring 2019. Those released in winter 2018 will also be of minimum legal size. 

Rainbow yearlings released in winter 2019

Location Number Location Number
Logue Brook Dam 500 Lefroy Brook 1,000
Collie Gorge 1,000 Harvey Dam 1,000
Donnelly River 1,000 Murray River 1,4000
Warren River 2,000 Norolup Dam 200
Blackwood River 2,000

 Advanced rainbow yearlings released in winter 2019

Location Number
Waroona Dam 1,500
Glen Mervyn Dam 500
Big Brook Dam 1,000
Drakesbrook Dam

500

Lefroy Brook 500
Harvey Dam 2,000
Serpentine River 500
 
Brown yearlings released in winter 2019

Location Number
Treen Brook 300
Lefroy Brook
1,000
Warren River 1,700
Collie Gorge 1,000
Donnelly River 1,000
Harvey Dam 500
Drakesbrook Dam 500
 
These trout are likely to reach a minimum legal size to take in early or late summer, depending on their environmental conditions and available food resources.

Last modified: 14/11/2019 11:56 AM

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