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Jun 20, 2017

Salmon stocked in Craigbourne Dam and Brushy Lagoon.

Today we stocked Craigbourne Dam with 340 Atlantic salmon Yesterday we stocked 200 Atlantic salmon into Brushy Lagoon. All averaging 4 kg. Both Craigbourne Dam and Brushy Lagoon are open to ...

Jun 20, 2017

Poacher convicted of netting offence

On Wednesday 7th June 2017 Terry Johann Jones of Northdown was found guilty on four charges relating to illegal net use and the taking protected wildlife. Mr Jones had set a grab all net in the ...

Jun 19, 2017

How is Arthurs Lake shaping up?

Since the depth of the last drought in 2008/09, the Arthurs Lake fishery compared to previous seasons has been disappointing. Catch rates have been down and the size of fish has been small. This ...

Jun 08, 2017

Whitebait poachers get big fines

On Wednesday 7 June 2017 two Circular Head men were sentenced in the Smithton Magistrates Court. They were sentenced on 43 counts relating to the taking of whitebait and offences against officers. ...

Jun 06, 2017

A new landing stage for the boat ramp on Meadowbank Lake

Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST), with Hydro Tasmania, have replaced the landing stage at the Dunrobin Bridge boat ramp on Meadowbank Lake. The new landing stage has been widened to 1.80 metres ...