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Jul 25, 2016

Brushy Lagoon is open for business

We put 400 Atlantic salmon into Brushy Lagoon today. Average weight of 1.5kg. Thanks very much to Saltas at Wayatinah for donating the fish. We were able to stock Brushy Lagoon today because the ...

Jul 22, 2016

Whitebait offender guilty

On Monday 11 July, Matthew Barry Wall of Sheffield was convicted of whitebait offences. He was fined $2300, plus $81.09 in court costs. This is the second time Mr Wall has been found guilty on ...

Jul 21, 2016

More monsters hit Craigbourne Dam

Too big for words! We put another 60 monster Atlantic salmon into Craigbourne Dam today. Averaging 12kg, these fish are sure to attract attention. Get out there and catch one – if you ...

Jul 13, 2016

Talbots Lagoon - spawning run

On the weekend I, Fisheries Officer, Paul Middleton, joined some of the North West Fly Fishing Club at Talbots Lagoon to watch the spawning trout. We saw many spawning fish heading upstream and ...

Jul 12, 2016

Results of the 2016 statewide river survey

At IFS we undertake surveys on rivers across Tasmania. We started in 2013 and we’ve done one each year since. We’ve been watching the recovery of river trout since they were shown to be in a poor ...