Inland Fisheries Service News

This section features the latest news stories from the Inland Fisheries Service .
Dec 16, 2014

Lake Sorell chosen as site for national eDNA trials

Last week, scientists from the University of Canberra collaborated with the Inland Fisheries Service in developing a framework for estimating the sensitivity of environmental DNA detection to inform ...

Dec 16, 2014

Maintaining good water quality in Lake Crescent

Carp Team members recently made some adjustments to outflow screens at Lake Sorell to enable an increase in the transfer of water into Lake Crescent. With the increase in angler activity and catches ...

Dec 15, 2014

Buy a licence – don’t get caught

It has been a busy six months for compliance at the IFS with 1,418 angling licences and 188 whitebait licences checked from 1 July to 12 December 2014. A total of 38 people have been caught fishing ...

Dec 14, 2014

AAT announces funding for South Esk Anglers Access Project

Anglers Alliance Tasmania (AAT) chairman Gary France announced today that the Tasmanian Community Fund has confirmed a $60,000 grant towards an Anglers Access project on the South Esk River. This ...

Dec 10, 2014

Volunteers clean up River Derwent

Volunteers have provided great support to the River Derwent Anglers Access project and have undertaken sign and stile installation, brush cutting and rubbish collection. On Wednesday 10th December ...

Dec 01, 2014

Christmas gift ideas from the IFS

It is that time of the year again when we are thinking what to give our loved ones. Why not give them the gift that keeps on giving - a full season angling licence? This year you could also be ...

Dec 01, 2014

Winners of the IFS Highland Bushfest draw

The Inland Fisheries Service attended the inaugural Highlands Bushfest that was held on 15 & 16 November at Bothwell Recreation Ground. It was a great weekend that celebrated and showcased the ...

Nov 20, 2014

More salmon stocked into Craigbourne Dam

This week (19 & 20 November) the IFS stocked Atlantic salmon into Craigbourne Dam. A total of 710 fish were stocked over the two days. The fish averaged 2.5 kilograms in weight and are all male. ...

Nov 16, 2014

Photographic competition to celebrate the 150th anniversary of trout in Tasmania

Trout Guides & Lodges Tasmania have launched a photographic competition for anglers as part of the 150th anniversary celebrations in Tasmania. Competition entries are now open and run until 31 March ...

Nov 16, 2014

Inland Fishing Rules

The IFS fields enquiries from time to time regarding the regulation of inland recreational fishing particularly the licence, seasons, methods, size limits, bag limits and hours of fishing which ...