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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 the 2017/18 freshwater angling season.

Stocking locations  

These locations are stocked with rainbow trout unless otherwise indicated.

* indicates a tributary.

Trout fry stocked in spring 2015

​Location Number
Location​
Number Location Number
Brunswick River 10,000 Donnelly River 60,000​ * Nanga Brook 15,000
Blackwood River 35,000​ * Dampier Gully 5,000 * Oakley Dam​
0
* Balingup Brook
10,000
* Manjimup Brook
0
Warren River
20,000 
* Carlotta Brook
15,000
* Pine Creek
10,000
* Big Hill Brook
10,000
* Geegellup Brook
5,000​
​​* Record Brook​​​
​5,000
​​* East Brook​ 10,000
* Hesters Brook
10,000​
Harvey River
10,000
* Dombakup Brook
10,000​
* Maranup Brook
5,000​ ​​* Falls Brook 5,000 ​​​​* Lefroy Brook lower ​40,000
* Mokerdillup Brook
15,000​
McKnoes Brook​​​
5,000​
​​* Smith Brook​​ 20,000
* Nannup Brook 15,000​ Murray River 55,000
* Treen Brook
15,000
* St. Johns Brook
15,000 ​​* Big Brook
10,000
* Wilgarup Brook
10,000
​​​* St. Pauls Brook
5,000​
* ​​Cypress Brook
10,000
* Quinninup Brook
5,000
Collie River (below dam)
90,000 ​​* Marrinup Brook
10,000
 
 
 
More than 470,000 fry were released and those that survived will have reached minimum legal size at the start of the 2017/18 freshwater angling season. 

Numbers of rainbow ex-broodstock adults released

​Location ​Winter 2016 ​Winter 2017
​​Big Brook Dam 200
200​
​Drakes Brook Dam 300 200​
​Harvey Dam
2,000
1,900
​​Harvey Dam
300 brown
​0​​

Of those released in winter 2016, any that survived over last year’s freshwater angling season will still be available to catch at the start of the 2017/18 season. Those released in winter 2017 will also be of minimum legal size.

Yearlings released in winter 2016

Location Number​ Location​ Number​​
​Big Brook Dam 2,500​ Harvey Dam​ 7,500
​Blackwood River 4,000​ Logue Brook Dam 2,000
* Norilup Dam 1,000 Murray River 2,500​​
Donnelly River ​ 3,000​ ​Waroona Dam # 2,000
Drakes Brook Dam 2,000 Warren River 5,500
Glen Mervyn Dam​​ 500 * Lefroy Brook​​​​​ 2,500​​
 
# Waroona Dam is also known as Lake Navarino.
 
These trout would have reached minimum legal size in summer 2016/17, and any that survived over last year’s freshwater angling season will still be available to take.    

Rainbow yearlings released in winter 2017

Location Number​ Location​ Number​​
​Big Brook Dam 1,000​ Harvey Dam​ 7,000
​Blackwood River 3,500​ Logue Brook Dam 1,500
* Norilup Dam 500 Murray River 2,000​​
Donnelly River ​ 2,000​ ​Waroona Dam # 1,000
Drakes Brook Dam 1,500 Warren River 4,500
Glen Mervyn Dam​​ 500 * Lefroy Brook​​​​​ 2,000​​
​Collie Gorge 1,000​​ ​Serpentine River 50​0​

Brown yearlings released in winter 2017

​Location Number​
​Treen Brook 300​​
Lefroy Brook
1,500​​
Warren River 2,000​
​Collie Gorge ​1,000
​​Donnelly River 1,000​
​Harvey Dam 700​
 
These trout are likely to reach minimum legal size to take in early or late summer, depending on their environment and available food.

Rainbow fry stocked in winter and spring (April to September) 2017  

​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
* Geegellup Brook
0​
* Big Brook
10,000
* Hesters Brook
10,000​
* Cypress Brook
​10,000
* ​Maranup Brook
5,000​
* Marrinup Brook​
​0
* Mokerdillup Brook
15,000​
* Nanga Brook
15,000 ​
​* Nannup Brook 10,000 ​ Warren River
20,000
​​* St Johns Brook
15,000​
* Big Hill Brook
 10,000
* St Pauls Brook
5,000
* East Brook
 10,000
​Collie River (below dam)
40,000 * Dombakup Brook
10,000
Donnelly River​​​​ 60,000
* Lefroy Brook lower
40,000
​* Dampier Gully ​5,000 ​* Quinninup Brook
 5,000​
* Pine Creek
10,000​
* Smith Brook 20,000
* Record Brook​​
5,000 ​
* Treen Brook​
 15,000
​* Logue Brook Dam 20​,000​ ​* Wilgarup Brook ​10,000
​Logue Brook 0​ ​Manjimup Brook ​10,000
​Beedelup Brook ​10,000 Drakes Brook Dam ​18,000
​Barlee Brook 10,000​​ ​Oakley Dam ​2,000
​Serpentine River 20,000​​

More than 600,000 fingerlings were released and many will probably be of legal size to take by autumn/winter 2018.  ​

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