Inland Fisheries Service News

This section features the latest news stories from the Inland Fisheries Service .
Jan 18, 2017

Lake Echo worth a visit

Recent windy weather has had anglers looking for options that offer shelter and clear water. The prevailing winds have been westerly and south westerly. Many shallow lakes and lagoons are stirred up ...

Jan 11, 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 08, 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 03, 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. ...

Dec 22, 2016

Fishing you a Merry Christmas

From everyone at the Inland Fisheries Service we want to wish you all a wonderful festive season. The New Norfolk office is closing for the Festive Season. We open again at 9am on Tuesday 3 ...

Dec 22, 2016

Farm Dam Stocking

On Monday Brett and Paul stocked farm dams in the North West of the state. These dams are open to public fishing. We stock them regularly to ensure good, ongoing fish, for anglers. One-gram brown ...

Dec 22, 2016

IFS Annual Report 2015-16

As we head into the New Year’s break why not catch up on all the IFS news for the last (financial) year. For a look at what we did, and how we did between July 2015 and June 2016, check out the ...

Dec 21, 2016

Enjoy your boating safely

As the summer holidays approach, we would like to remind anglers about the importance of boating safety. Our inland waterways are fantastic places to relax and unwind while boating and fishing. ...