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Jan 18, 2017

Lake Echo worth a visit

Recent windy weather has had anglers looking for options that offer shelter and clear water. The prevailing winds have been westerly and south westerly. Many shallow lakes and lagoons are stirred up ...

Jan 11, 2017

IFS at the Bronte Fly Fishing School

Yesterday IFS team members, Chris Boon and Paul Middleton, visited the Bronte Fly Fishing School at Bronte Lagoon. They spoke about a range of topics including: the carp management ...

Jan 11, 2017

Pillans track open

We have been notified by PWS that the boom gate allowing 4WD vehicle access on the track to lakes Pillans and Field has been opened. Take care as the track is rough. Please do not drive around ...

Jan 08, 2017

Fishing the King

The recent warm weather has made for some fantastic sight fishing at Lake King William. Blue sky days have resulted in the ability to polaroid fish working along the shore. The ever reliable red tag ...

Jan 03, 2017

It was a fishy festive season for all.

Over Christmas and New Year our officers visited waters all over the State. We did boat and land patrols and saw some fantastic catches including brown and rainbow trout up to 2.3kg! Standout ...