Inland Fisheries Service News

This section features the latest news stories from the Inland Fisheries Service .
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 17, 2014

Lake Burbury Fishing Competition - 21-23 November

The Queenstown Anglers Club are again hosting the Lake Burbury Fishing Competition and this year is a big event with it being their 21st anniversary. Last year there were over 200 entries. Get in ...

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 ...

Nov 16, 2014

Prosecution of lobster poachers

As a result of a joint Inland Fisheries Service/ Parks and Wildlife Service surveillance operation on the Emu River two people were convicted of taking and possessing giant freshwater crayfish in the ...

Nov 16, 2014

Intensive netting of carp in Lake Sorell underway.

With a large proportion of carp in Lake Sorell due to mature this coming season, there is a need to ensure that not only is spawning prevented, but as many of the remaining carp as possible are ...

Nov 14, 2014

Lake Kara stocked with salmon

Today (14 November 2014) the IFS stocked 300 Atlantic salmon into Lake Kara. The fish were kindly donated by SALTAS from their Wayatinah hatchery. These fish are all males and average 3 kilograms. ...

Nov 10, 2014

Cold start to the carp season

The lead up to the carp spawning season has brought icy and windy conditions, which has drastically slowed carp movement, as well as making difficult targeting and fishing conditions. The 31 radio ...

Nov 06, 2014

Whitebait season closed as of Tuesday November 11

The six week season for recreational whitebait fishing closed for 2014 on Tuesday 11 November. This year the whitebait runs have been particularly good in the South of the state with the River ...

Nov 06, 2014

Highland Bush Fest

Inland Fisheries will be attending the Highland Bush Fest on Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 November at the Bothwell Recreation Ground. This is the inaugural event and it is will celebrate and showcase ...