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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.
Mar 04, 2015

Lake Crescent still the place to land trophy sized trout

IFS staff conducting the annual juvenile carp survey in Lake Crescent, (still no carp captured or observed) were pleased to see the number of quality brown trout still available to catch for anglers ...

Mar 04, 2015

River Derwent fish kill restricted to barracouta

On Tuesday 3/3/2015 reports of a fish kill were given to the IFS. Large numbers of barracouta (Thyrsites atun) were found dead in the stretch of the River Derwent between Norske Skog and the New ...

Mar 04, 2015

Salmon stocked into Craigbourne and Meadowbank

During the last week in February 2015, 900 Atlantic salmon were stocked into Craigbourne Dam. Meadowbank Lake received a stocking of 2000 salmon during the first week of March 2015. The fish were ...

Mar 03, 2015

Craigbourne Dam has been a recent target of IFS compliance efforts

This week (first week of March 2015) saw the detection of numerous offenders at Craigbourne Dam. Some of the offences were for exceeding the daily bag limit and others were for fishing from a moving ...

Mar 01, 2015

Autumn working bee on the Lake Skinner track

Lake Skinner has long been a popular destination for anglers, and in 2013 the track accessing the lake became part of the Southwest National Park and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. ...