Inland Fisheries Service News

This section features the latest news stories from the Inland Fisheries Service .
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 18, 2015

Thinking about going trout fishing this Easter?

If you haven't already, then you should buy a full season or five season licence by 31 March 2015 to go into the draw to win a new Ford Ranger www.ifs.tas.gov.au/ford-ranger The winner will be ...

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 ...

Mar 03, 2015

Craigbourne Dam has been a recent target of IFS compliance efforts

This week (first week of March 2015) saw the detection of numerous offenders at Craigbourne Dam. Some of the offences were for exceeding the daily bag limit and others were for fishing from a moving ...

Mar 01, 2015

Autumn working bee on the Lake Skinner track

Lake Skinner has long been a popular destination for anglers, and in 2013 the track accessing the lake became part of the Southwest National Park and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. ...