The Pirtek Fishing Challenge is all about giving fishos maximum opportunity to fish their local waterways. That’s why we’ve added the ‘Mountain Trout’ category.
This category targets Rainbow or Brown Trout in the rugged mountainous areas of the Great Dividing Range from the Queensland/New South Wales border south to western Victoria finishing at the Grampians. Plus all of Tasmania.
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Below you will find guidelines for this category:
- The Mountain Trout category (MT) encompasses an area from Dauan Island off the north-eastern tip of Queensland, running the entire length of the eastern coastline through New South Wales then into Victoria and turning west, before finally fading into the central plain at the Grampians in western Victoria.
- The Mountain Trout category also encompasses all of Tasmania.
- PLEASE NOTE: The target species for the Mountain Trout category is a species Trout which inhabits an area inside the MT boundary.
- Fish eligible for the Challenge can be caught in any public river, tributary or impoundment flowing or existing inside the MT boundary as per the map.
- Competitors can be from Queensland, ACT / New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania.
- This category will be catch, photograph and release.
- Competitors may only upload one photograph for the competition. If the fish entered is in the Mountain Trout category you may not enter a fish in your State category.
- Fish entered in this category are nominated as ‘Mountain Trout’ and not State specific.
- Public impoundments contained inside the Mountain Trout Boundary Map and open to fishing for the target species selected are eligible for inclusion.
- Private dams and impoundments are strictly excluded from the Pirtek Fishing Challenge.
- There is one (1) target species in the Mountain Trout category:
- A $4000 mystery length cash prize for the target species will be awarded for the senior competition only.
- Prizes will be awarded for first, second, third and junior first and second for the target species. These prizes are for the fish measuring the longest, second longest and third longest in each category.