Inland Fisheries Service News

This section features the latest news stories from the Inland Fisheries Service .
Jul 27, 2016

Lake Pedder - the inland ocean

If you are looking somewhere to fish this season why not try somewhere a little different. There are lots of fishing opportunities around Tasmania. Lake Pedder was created in 1971 when Hydro ...

Jul 27, 2016

Forestry Tasmania roads closed

Forestry Tasmania has had to close some roads because of flood damage. Two of these closures will affect a few popular waters. Lake Mackenzie Road is closed to all traffic for 6 weeks for ...

Jul 26, 2016

Ten sleeps to go

Saturday August 6 is the opening of the brown trout waters which signals the start of the 2016-17 brown trout season. We thought we’d count down the days by looking at the fishing ahead because the ...

Jul 26, 2016

Fish for junior angling dams

Brett Mawbey, our Manager of Stocking, sure has been busy. Two junior angling dams were stocked today with Atlantic salmon to support their clubs’ junior development program. It will also promote ...

Jul 25, 2016

Fish for Blackmans Lagoon

We’ve stocked 235 wild brown trout into Blackmans Lagoon. Averaging 700 grams, these are ideal stock out fish. Blackmans Lagoon is in the North East, not too far from Bridport. It is known for ...

Jul 25, 2016

Brushy Lagoon is open for business

We put 400 Atlantic salmon into Brushy Lagoon today. Average weight of 1.5kg. Thanks very much to Saltas at Wayatinah for donating the fish. We were able to stock Brushy Lagoon today because the ...

Jul 22, 2016

Whitebait offender guilty

On Monday 11 July, Matthew Barry Wall of Sheffield was convicted of whitebait offences. He was fined $2300, plus $81.09 in court costs. This is the second time Mr Wall has been found guilty on ...

Jul 21, 2016

More monsters hit Craigbourne Dam

Too big for words! We put another 60 monster Atlantic salmon into Craigbourne Dam today. Averaging 12kg, these fish are sure to attract attention. Get out there and catch one – if you ...

Jul 13, 2016

Talbots Lagoon - spawning run

On the weekend I, Fisheries Officer, Paul Middleton, joined some of the North West Fly Fishing Club at Talbots Lagoon to watch the spawning trout. We saw many spawning fish heading upstream and ...

Jul 12, 2016

Results of the 2016 statewide river survey

At IFS we undertake surveys on rivers across Tasmania. We started in 2013 and we’ve done one each year since. We’ve been watching the recovery of river trout since they were shown to be in a poor ...