Inland Fisheries Service News

This section features the latest news stories from the Inland Fisheries Service .
Mar 17, 2017

Media Release: Notice of Closure of Lake Lynch in the Central Highlands

The Inland Fisheries Service is reminding Tasmanians it is illegal to move, possess, import or release Mainland yabbies (cherax destructor) into waterways following the recent detection of the ...

Mar 17, 2017

Beds ready for rainbow redds

When built in 1976 the Zig Zag Channel at Liawenee was described as “The new spawning grounds incorporate a novel design in that the channel follows a zig zag course to enable the greatest length of ...

Mar 15, 2017

Good day at the grasshopper festival

On Sunday 12th March our North West Officer attended the Grasshopper Carnival at Gunns Plains. The event had approximately 200 – 300 people attend, unfortunately rain was fairly persistent throughout ...

Mar 08, 2017

IFS cleans up at Lake Crescent

A short summary of the clean-up activity at Lake Crescent. Last Tuesday the IFS team pulled on the gloves, picked up the garbage bags took part in Business Clean Up Australia Day. The clean-up ...

Mar 07, 2017

Woods Lake navigation light repaired

The navigation light at Woods Lake has been repaired. We received reports in February that the navigation light at the Woods Lake boat ramp was not working. Last week Neil Morrow headed out to ...

Mar 01, 2017

Mersey River flow to be reduced

Hydro Tasmania will be reducing the flow at Mersey River at Liena to 1.5 cumecs tomorrow (2 March). The target flow for the Mersey at Liena is presently 1.7 cumecs and declining, and tomorrow will ...

Feb 21, 2017

BRONTE LAGOON PICNIC SHELTER & SURVEYORS MONUMENT UPGRADE

A notice from the Southern Highlands Progress Association: The Southern Highlands Progress Association has undertaken the upgrade of this site over the summer with the assistance of Central ...

Feb 17, 2017

Temporary closure of Brushy Lagoon Road for bridge replacements

A notice from Parks and Wildlife Service Tasmania Bridges on the Brushy Lagoon Road near Westbury that were damaged by the flood event of 2016 are set to be replaced. In order for the new, ...

Feb 17, 2017

Latest carp update

This quarterly report looks at October to December 2016. This quarter we removed 289 carp from Lake Sorell. This is compared to 480 carp between October and December 2015. We expected less because ...

Feb 16, 2017

Launch of Hydro Tasmania's 2017 Community Grant Program

Funding for community based projects. Do you know of a great community group looking for some help to deliver a fantastic project? In addition to the range of ways we contribute to the community, ...