Inland Fisheries Service News

This section features the latest news stories from the Inland Fisheries Service .
Sep 29, 2016

Whitebait season opens tomorrow

The whitebait season opens tomorrow, Saturday I October. The season is open on the following waters: Duck River Forth River Great Forester River Henty River Huon River Inglis River Mersey ...

Sep 28, 2016

Scientists from New Zealand visit

Nick Ling, Grant Tempero, and Brendan Hicks from the School of Science, University of Waikato, New Zealand visited Tasmania in September. They came for the Australian Society of Fish Biology ...

Sep 22, 2016

Salmon Ponds fishing is now better than ever

We have not only fixed, but improved, the disabled fishing platforms and surrounding area at the Salmon Ponds. The winter floods cause a lot of damage making the area unusable. We had to remove ...

Sep 21, 2016

Carp Management Program Annual Report 2015 -16

The 2015 -16 Carp Management Program Annual Report is complete. Find out how we’re going in the battle with carp in Lake Sorell and all the 2015-16 season news. There are new developments in carp ...

Sep 21, 2016

Rainbow Trout spawning run promises great rewards

Some of our inland waters are classed as rainbow trout waters. These have slightly different season dates to our brown trout waters. They open Saturday, 1 October 2016. Tasmania’s designated ...

Sep 20, 2016

Penstock Lagoon boat ramp is complete

The upgrade to the Penstock Lagoon boat ramp is finished. Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) installed the flexmat this week. The project is the result of a successful Recreational Boating Fund ...

Sep 18, 2016

Inland Fisheries Service presents at national conference

Chris Bowen, Jonah Yick, Chris Boon, and Raihan Mahmud from the Carp Management Program presented work at the 2016 Australian Society for Fish Biology and Oceania Chondrichthyan Society conference ...

Sep 14, 2016

Water to be released from Lake Crescent

About 25 millimetres of rain fell at Interlaken overnight raising the levels of lakes Crescent and Sorell. Given the lake levels, a release of water from Lake Crescent into the Clyde River is to ...

Sep 14, 2016

Road closures update - Forestry Tasmania

Forestry Tasmania has advised the following road updates. Lake Mackenzie Road is open to all traffic - repairs to are now complete Mersey Forest Road, used to access Lake Parangana, Lake ...

Sep 13, 2016

Mersey River access update

On the Mersey River we have worked with contractors to complete repairs and make safety inspections at Anglers Access sites. Most areas are now open to anglers but please take care as there are ...