Nannup/Bridgetown Trout

 Last week I went to Bridgetown. Went down stream on the Blackwood to a number of different rapids. Didn't see a single trout. I castes around the top of the rapids, in the rapids and at the bottom of the rapids. Nothing. Am I fishing in the wrong area? Wrong time of year? Would love more of a hint if anyone can help. Send me a message if you like. I fish the Warren a fair bit and I'm happy to swap some locations. Thanks. 


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I have never seen a trout

Sat, 2015-07-04 14:21

I have never seen a trout upstream of the confluence of Hesters Brook. Generally the best water in the Blackwood is from Nannup downstream IMO

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 Trout are no longer stocked

Tue, 2015-11-03 19:03

 Trout are no longer stocked on the down stream side of the Jalbaragup bridge. Most heavily stocked areas are from "Location of Southampton" of Hay Rd and down to Jalbaragup, this includes Balingup Brook locations towards Nannup from Hay Road.

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Yeah what a crap decision

Wed, 2015-11-04 09:27

Yeah what a crap decision that is. Fry have been stocked into those lower feeder streams for years with NO evidence of any reduction in the numbers of native fish. Unfortunately many of the streams the fry are now stocked into dont have the same year round flows that the lower streams do. End result is that less will survive and the Trout fishery in the Blackwood will decline. But at the end of the day I think that is what Fisheries WA want.

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 Some people, who may or may

Thu, 2015-11-05 19:11

 Some people, who may or may not have hidden agendas, or different opinions on trout being stocked at all say different... and work for a university

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Yes and that University

Sat, 2015-11-07 07:42

Yes and that University receives funding and grants from the Fisheries Dept from monies coming from recreational fishing licences.  I think less people would pay for a freshwater fishing licence if they knew that some of their money was going to a University to fund post grad studies to prove that trout predate on minnows.

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I refuse to buy a freshwater

Mon, 2015-11-09 21:40

I refuse to buy a freshwater licence for that very reason. For the same money in another state there is much better fisheries.

Its become a disgrace. Sponsoring the destruction of a freshwater fishery. And rural tourism

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Salt, phosphates, stripping

Mon, 2015-11-09 21:50

Salt, phosphates, stripping riparian zones and run off kills habitats and minnows

Too busy with their head in the chaff bag

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The interesting Recfishwest

Mon, 2015-11-09 21:54

The interesting Recfishwest story was where anglers were banned for habitat reasons, but a mining company had put a pipe smack bang down the middle of stream.

Someone didn't want anglers seeing the destruction happening, so locked them out.

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