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Aug 23, 2016

What a weekend!

We have been busy over the weekend. While we were out and about checking angling licenses we saw some great fishing. The Mersey River was firing, with water levels slightly higher than normal due to ...

Aug 22, 2016

Tasmania Police - alert for Arthurs Lake

Police are investigating a series of aggravated burglaries committed in the Arthurs Lake area in recent weeks. Several shacks have been entered and items stolen. Police are seeking assistance from ...

Aug 15, 2016

IFS Staff train in electrofishing

In July, Jonah, Brock, and Chris from our Carp Management Program (CMP) attended a training course in electrofishing. IFS uses electrofishing to catch carp in shallow water and to herd them into ...

Aug 11, 2016

Talbots Lagoon – 4WD and AWD vehicles recommended

The Guildford Road access to Talbots Lagoon is very wet and very slippery in places. This is because of the very wet and snowy winter. IFS recommends extreme care when accessing the Lagoon. 2WD ...

Aug 11, 2016

It’s better to tell the truth

Lachlan John Newett has been fined $1600 plus ordered to pay court costs of $81.09. On 3 August, he appeared in the St Helens Magistrates court. He pleaded guilty to fishing without a licence and 2 ...