Inland Fisheries Service News

This section features the latest news stories from the Inland Fisheries Service .
Jun 20, 2017

Salmon stocked in Craigbourne Dam and Brushy Lagoon.

Today we stocked Craigbourne Dam with 340 Atlantic salmon Yesterday we stocked 200 Atlantic salmon into Brushy Lagoon. All averaging 4 kg. Both Craigbourne Dam and Brushy Lagoon are open to ...

Jun 20, 2017

Poacher convicted of netting offence

On Wednesday 7th June 2017 Terry Johann Jones of Northdown was found guilty on four charges relating to illegal net use and the taking protected wildlife. Mr Jones had set a grab all net in the ...

Jun 19, 2017

How is Arthurs Lake shaping up?

Since the depth of the last drought in 2008/09, the Arthurs Lake fishery compared to previous seasons has been disappointing. Catch rates have been down and the size of fish has been small. This ...

Jun 08, 2017

Whitebait poachers get big fines

On Wednesday 7 June 2017 two Circular Head men were sentenced in the Smithton Magistrates Court. They were sentenced on 43 counts relating to the taking of whitebait and offences against officers. ...

Jun 06, 2017

A new landing stage for the boat ramp on Meadowbank Lake

Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST), with Hydro Tasmania, have replaced the landing stage at the Dunrobin Bridge boat ramp on Meadowbank Lake. The new landing stage has been widened to 1.80 metres ...

Jun 02, 2017

Tooms Lake receives some brown trout

With the release of 1 200 adult brown trout, Tooms Lake is now primed and ready for the 2017-18 inland fishing season. Yesterday, we released 1 200 brown trout between 600-900 grams into Tooms ...

Jun 02, 2017

Meadowbank Lake boat ramp reopen

MAST has advised that Meadowbank Lake has returned to normal operating level and the boat ramp is now open for use. Meadowbank Lake is open to angling all year round. ...

Jun 01, 2017

Crescent and Penstock get some more brown trout

Yesterday we stocked a further 152 adult brown into Lake Crescent and 150 into Penstock Lagoon. The target for Lake Crescent is 4000 of which 2555 have been moved already. The target for Penstock is ...

May 30, 2017

Highland trout to Four Springs

Today a further 950 adult brown were transferred from fish traps on the highlands to Four Springs Lake. This brings the total that have been stocked into this lake over the past few weeks to 6140. ...

May 22, 2017

Tasmanian Trout Fishing Photo Competition winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the Tasmanian Trout Fishing Photo Competition. The junior winner is Sabyn Harris with his photo, Four Springs Lake. You can see Sabyn's photo here. First ...