Inland Fisheries Service News

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

Dec 22, 2014

An angling licence would make a great present!

If you are looking for a last minute present for a friend or loved one consider buying an angling licence which will also give them the chance to go in the draw for new Ford Ranger. Summer is a great ...

Dec 16, 2014

Lake Sorell chosen as site for national eDNA trials

Last week, scientists from the University of Canberra collaborated with the Inland Fisheries Service in developing a framework for estimating the sensitivity of environmental DNA detection to inform ...

Dec 16, 2014

Maintaining good water quality in Lake Crescent

Carp Team members recently made some adjustments to outflow screens at Lake Sorell to enable an increase in the transfer of water into Lake Crescent. With the increase in angler activity and catches ...

Dec 15, 2014

Buy a licence – don’t get caught

It has been a busy six months for compliance at the IFS with 1,418 angling licences and 188 whitebait licences checked from 1 July to 12 December 2014. A total of 38 people have been caught fishing ...

Dec 14, 2014

AAT announces funding for South Esk Anglers Access Project

Anglers Alliance Tasmania (AAT) chairman Gary France announced today that the Tasmanian Community Fund has confirmed a $60,000 grant towards an Anglers Access project on the South Esk River. This ...

Dec 10, 2014

Volunteers clean up River Derwent

Volunteers have provided great support to the River Derwent Anglers Access project and have undertaken sign and stile installation, brush cutting and rubbish collection. On Wednesday 10th December ...