Inland Fisheries Service News

This section features the latest news stories from the Inland Fisheries Service .
Mar 01, 2015

Autumn working bee on the Lake Skinner track

Lake Skinner has long been a popular destination for anglers, and in 2013 the track accessing the lake became part of the Southwest National Park and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. ...

Feb 24, 2015

IFS gets out and about for Business Clean up Australia Day

The IFS has participated in Business Clean up Australia Day 2015 as has been the case for the last eight years. This year staff and a number of volunteers worked on cleaning up the Angler Access ...

Feb 23, 2015

River Derwent Anglers Access project nearing completion

Installation of Anglers Access infrastructure, signs and riparian work is nearing completion on the River Derwent. The access team has been working between New Norfolk and Gretna in recent weeks with ...

Feb 22, 2015

Lifejacket Awareness Day - Friday 27 February 2015

MAST is holding a lifejacket awareness day next Friday 27 February 2015 at 12.00 at the public pontoon in Sullivans Cove, Elizabeth Street Pier, outside T42 and Fish Frenzy. To meet the ...

Feb 12, 2015

Appointment of a new Fisheries Officer at Liawenee

On Thursday 29 January Mark Asplin commenced duties as a Fisheries Officer at Liawenee. Mark comes with over 15 years of fisheries compliance and management experience with the Victorian Government. ...

Feb 12, 2015

Carp update for October to December 2014 now available

The latest report from the Carp Management Team is available on this website. The report outlines the progress of carp management during the last quarter of 2014. ...

Jan 18, 2015

Future looking bright for Tasmanian estuary perch

Estuary perch (Percalates colonorum) is a fish endemic to south-eastern Australia where it is widely targeted by light tackle sporting anglers. Estuary perch were believed to be distributed along the ...

Jan 11, 2015

Carp are on the move in Lake Sorell

The relatively cool and mild start to summer has meant that the past month of carp targeting has been difficult, with the majority of carp dispersed around the deeper rocky sections of the ...

Jan 01, 2015

Cethana Power Station refurbishment

Between January and October 2015 Hydro Tasmania will undertake a major refurbishment at Cethana Power Station. During this time construction activity will result in increased traffic in the area. ...

Dec 23, 2014

IFS supports fly fishing program at the Bothwell District High School

IThe IFS is often asked to assist with various programs and events run at schools around Tasmania. For the past two years IFS staff have assisted the Bothwell District High School with a fly fishing ...