Theme: Caring for Trout
Dates: 24, 25, 26 November
Now in its 6th year, the much-loved Talk Wild Trout conference is back again in 2020 and has been delivered online via Zoom to bring more international speakers than ever before!
Over 3 days, the conference delivered presentations from trout enthusiasts, photographers, fishery managers and scientists from Victoria and around the world. This year’s theme was all about ‘caring for trout’.
Keynote speaker from the United States, Sascha Clark Danylchuk (pictured, right) from the ‘Keep Fish Wet’ organisation made an appearance to share her tips on best practice fish handling and the science behind it. Click here to view her presentation.
Dr Paul Gaskell, freshwater biologist and fisher who runs the UK’s Wild Trout Trust’s ‘Trout in the Town’ program (pictured, below right) was also a highlight of this year's virtual event. Click here to relive Paul's address.
Other conference topics and speakers included:
- World-renowned fishing photographer, David Anderson, explaining how to capture the photo of a lifetime, while still ensuring your prized trout is healthy for release.
- VFA fisheries managers Taylor Hunt and Michelle Wenner on managing
- Paul Stolz from the Australian Trout Foundation outlining the Victorian Wild Trout Strategy to protect, build and promote Victoria’s wild trout fishery.
- Fisheries Officers from Victoria’s north east, sharing their many stories from the field and how they go about looking after our trout fisheries.