Inland Fisheries Service News

This section features the latest news stories from the Inland Fisheries Service .
Jul 29, 2015

Opening of the trout season – Southern opportunities

With the brown trout season opening on Saturday 1 August there are plenty of opportunities for southern anglers that do not want to venture too far. The River Derwent always fishes well in the ...

Jul 29, 2015

Tyenna River Anglers Access maintenance complete

Inland Fisheries staff have completed routine inspections and maintenance of Anglers Access infrastructure on the Tyenna River in time for the 2015 season. Brush cutting of tracks and clearing around ...

Jul 27, 2015

Devonport Angling Club junior angling development

On Saturday 25 July 2015 the Devonport Angling Club held its presentation day for the juvenile anglers that had participated in the 2014/2015 Taylors Dam junior fishing days. Inland Fisheries Officer ...

Jul 26, 2015

Plenty of trout for season opening on 1st August 2015

Thousands of adult brown trout have been transferred from highland spawning streams to other fisheries around the Tasmania this winter to provide exciting fishing opportunities for anglers. ...

Jul 26, 2015

Boating hazards at Lake Crescent now clearly marked

Anglers are advised that there is a significant boating hazard approximately mid way along the sandy beach on the eastern shore of Lake Crescent. The hazard constitutes a number of star pickets ...

Jul 23, 2015

Opening of the trout season – caution required due to low lake levels

Anglers anticipating the opening of the trout season on Saturday the 1st August should be prepared for some low water levels at a number of lakes including Woods Lake, Lake Leake and Tooms ...

Jul 23, 2015

Tooms Lake survey shows big resident brown trout

Tooms Lake survey indicates big fish A fishery performance assessment was recently undertaken at Tooms Lake to establish an estimate of the brown trout population size and to examine recruitment of ...

Jul 15, 2015

Private Dams stocked for public fishing

Since the implementation of the Farm Dam Stocking for Public Fishing policy the IFS has stocked 23 private dams on eight individual private properties along the North West Coast for public fishing. ...

Jul 15, 2015

IFS stocks dams for Angling Clubs

In a cooperative arrangement to promote trout fishing and club membership three private dams have been stocked with brown trout yearlings by the IFS for the Wilmot and Penguin Angling Clubs. These ...

Jun 26, 2015

Caution Craigbourne Dam boat operators!

Due to low water levels (Craigbourne Dam level is currently 65%) boat operators are urged to take extra care when launching and retrieving boats. The toe of the concrete boat ramp is currently 2 ...