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Jan 12, 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 09, 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 04, 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 ...

Jan 03, 2017

Illegal trap leads to platypus deaths

Unfortunately, we have not-so-good-news to start the year. An illegal fish trap has been responsible for the deaths of several platypus. The trap was in the Emu River in the states north west. ...