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Our mission is to manage Tasmania's inland fishery for the benefit of all anglers, the Tasmanian community and future generations

Latest News

This section features the latest news stories from the Service.
Sep 29, 2014

The 2014 whitebait season opens Wednesday 1 October

The 2014 whitebait season opens Wednesday 1 October and will remain open until Tuesday 11 November. The rivers open for whitebait fishing are subject to a schedule of annual rotations of open and ...

Sep 29, 2014

Carp team prepares for upcoming spawning season

IFS staff have been busy preparing for the upcoming carp season in Lake Sorell. The two main areas of focus being, spawning prevention and active fish down of the remaining carp in the lake. ...

Sep 26, 2014

The Augusta Road gate to Nineteen Lagoons now open

Parks and Wildlife have advised that the gate to the Nineteen Lagoons opened today (26/9/2014). The road is currently in the best condition it has been for some time with recent maintenance carried ...

Sep 21, 2014

Whitebait poachers on notice before six-week season. Story on ABC tv.

Unlicensed whitebait fishermen are copping big fines for taking more than their fair share. Whitebait patties and fritters will be back on the menu next month when the Tasmanian fishery opens for ...

Sep 16, 2014

Opening of Rainbow Trout Waters on 4 October

The 2014/15 rainbow trout season is shaping up to be a good one with the current high water levels and recent catches of good sized fish in brown trout waters. With the opening of the waters known ...