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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 planned location for releasing trout in 2020. Please note, these locations and numbers may be subject to change.

2020 trout stocking plan  

Rainbow trout fry  

Up to 400,000 rainbow trout fry will be stocked across the following locations. Released fingerlings will likely be of legal size to take by autumn/winter 2021.

* Indicates a tributary.

Location
Location
Serpentine River
Donnelly River​​​​
Murray River ​Barlee Brook
​* Cypress Brook ​* Beedelup Brook
* Nanga Brook ​* Dampier Gully
Harvey River ​* Record Brook
​* Lower Falls Brook ​Logue Brook Dam
​McKnoes Brook ​Logue Brook
Brunswick River
Warren River
Collie River (below dam) ​* Treen Brook
Blackwood River * Lefroy Brook upper (above town weir)
* Balingup Brook
 * Quinninup Brook
* Lower Carlotta Brook
* Lower Smith Brook
* Hesters Brook Drakesbrook Dam
* Nannup Brook Norolup dam
* St Johns Brook King River

 

Rainbow trout ex-broodstock adults

Ex-broodstock rainbow trout will be stocked across the following locations. Released ex-broodstock are of legal size upon release.

Location Number
Waroona Dam 400
Drakesbrook Dam 200
Harvey Dam
1,500
​Logue Brook Dam ​200
Lefroy Brook 0
Big Brook Dam
200
 

Brown trout ex-broodstock adults

Ex-broodstock brown trout will be stocked across the following locations. Released ex-broodstock are of legal size upon release.

Location Number
Waroona  Dam 100
​Drakesbrook Dam 50
​Harvey Dam 200
Collie Gorge 50
Lefroy Brook
50
Big Brook Dam
50
  

Rainbow trout yearlings
 
Rainbow trout yearlings will be stocked across the following locations. Released yearlings will likely be of legal size to take from early to late Summer 2020/2021, depending on environmental conditions and availability of food resources.
 

Location Number
Murray River 1,600
Waroona Dam 2,100
Drakesbrook Dam 700
Logue Brook Dam 700
Harvey Dam 3,800
Collie Gorge 1,000​​
Glen Mervyn Dam ​200
Blackwood River ​2,100
Donnelly River ​1,000
Lefroy Brook ​1,600
Big Brook Dam ​1,250
Warren River ​2,100
Nornalup Dam ​200

Brown trout yearlings

 

Brown trout yearlings will be stocked across the following locations. Released yearlings will likely be of legal size to take from early to late Summer 2020/2021, depending on environmental conditions and availability of food resources.

Location Number
Harvey Dam 350
Collie Gorge
1,400
Donnelly River 700
Lefroy Brook 750
Warren  River 1,200

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