Inland Fisheries Service News

This section features the latest news stories from the Inland Fisheries Service .
Apr 14, 2015

Lake Barrington to be drawn down for maintenance during May and June

Hydro Tasmania advises that to facilitate access works around Lake Barrington the lake will be drawn down to 119.42m (2.5m below Full Supply Level (FSL)). The draw-down is planned as follows: ...

Apr 07, 2015

Easter blitz targets on-water compliance

Fisheries Officers have been very busy over the Easter holiday period ensuring compliance with Inland Fisheries and Marine & Safety legislation. High profile land and boat based patrols were ...

Apr 07, 2015

The Win a Ford Ranger competition closed

The competition to win a brand new Ford Ranger has now closed. For all those who purchased a one or five season licence for the 2014-15 season we wish you luck in winning this fantastic prize. ...

Mar 24, 2015

Reminder to anglers of Canal Bay, Great Lake season closure

Canal Bay is the only part of Great Lake that has a closed season. The closure is to protect trout, both brown and rainbow prior to them entering Liawenee Canal to spawn. Anglers are reminded that ...

Mar 23, 2015

Compliance patrol 21 and 22 March 2015

Over the weekend of 21 and 22 March Fisheries Officers provided a high profile uniformed, educational and enforcement presence for the detection of offences under Inland Fisheries and Marine and ...

Mar 17, 2015

Lake Leake (camping ground) boat ramp upgrade

Members of the public are advised the above works will commence on Monday 30 March 2015 and should be completed by Friday 1 May 2015 (weather permitting). The nature of the works will require the ...

Mar 15, 2015

Surveys for juveniles show Lake Crescent still carp free

Although no carp have been seen in Lake Crescent since 2007, surveys are still undertaken to ensure a carp free lake. Methods used in this survey included fyke nets and back pack electrofishing. ...

Mar 04, 2015

Lake Crescent still the place to land trophy sized trout

A recent survey in Lake Crescent indicated that the quality brown trout is still improving. The Service has maintained relatively highwater level through screened releases from Lake Sorell. With ...

Mar 04, 2015

River Derwent fish kill restricted to barracouta

On Tuesday 3/3/2015 reports of a fish kill were given to the IFS. Large numbers of barracouta (Thyrsites atun) were found dead in the stretch of the River Derwent between Norske Skog and the New ...

Mar 04, 2015

Salmon stocked into Craigbourne and Meadowbank

During the last week in February 2015, 900 Atlantic salmon were stocked into Craigbourne Dam. Meadowbank Lake received a stocking of 2000 salmon during the first week of March 2015. The fish were ...