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Jul 04, 2017

Monster Atlantic salmon stocked into Lake Barrington

Monster Atlantic salmon stocked into Lake Barrington

One of the Atlantic salmon released into Lake Barrington yesterday with Paul Middleton.

We have had reports of whales seen at Lake Barrington!

Yesterday we stocked 150 monster salmon into the water with an average weight of six kilograms. The largest fish in the release were heavier than nine kilograms!

With most fishing in the state quiet through the winter months, it is fantastic to provide anglers with the opportunity to catch a once in a lifetime fish.

After the recent excitement around the Brushy Lagoon and Craigbourne Dam stockings, we expect that large numbers of anglers will try their luck at Lake Barrington.

The salmon seem to like the brighter coloured lures including oranges, pinks and reds. Soft plastics work well, as does Powerbait suspended in the water about one foot under a float.

We would like to remind anglers that Lake Barrington has a 5 fish total bag limit, with only 2 fish over 500mm allowed to be taken per day. The minimum size in this water is 300mm with all angling methods permitted.

Lake Barrington is open to fishing all year round.

We thank the Huon Aquaculture Company for kindly donating the fish.