Inland Fisheries Service News

This section features the latest news stories from the Inland Fisheries Service .
Jun 26, 2015

Caution Craigbourne Dam boat operators!

Due to low water levels (Craigbourne Dam level is currently 65%) boat operators are urged to take extra care when launching and retrieving boats. The toe of the concrete boat ramp is currently 2 ...

Jun 18, 2015

Pedder galaxias' populations are thriving

The annual survey was recently conducted on Pedder galaxias (Galaxias pedderensis) numbers at one of two translocation sites. Although originally found in Lake Pedder, population numbers were seen ...

Jun 17, 2015

Stage one of Penstock Lagoon boat ramp upgrade complete

Favourable weather conditions allowed an early completion of the timber landing at Penstock Lagoon - stage one of the boat ramp upgrade . Anglers will be able to use the new facility at the start ...

Jun 17, 2015

IFS puts unused land and building at Liawenee base up for sale

The IFS has subdivided its Liawenee base to facilitate the sale of the disused laboratory building and a vacant block of land. The Liawenee base continues to be integral to the Service’s operations ...

Jun 15, 2015

Atlantic salmon released into Brushy Lagoon

On Thursday the 11 June, 400 Atlantic salmon averaging 4 kg were successfully released into Brushy Lagoon. The salmon were kindly donated by Petuna Fisheries. Often there is conjecture amongst ...

Jun 15, 2015

Landing construction starts at Penstock Lagoon

Construction of the timber landing at Penstock Lagoon has commenced. ASD diving established on site on Tuesday 9th June and deployed a barrier in the canal to contain any sediment disturbed during ...

Jun 10, 2015

Volunteers add to the efforts in fisheries management

A quick decision in late May to fin clip 4,000 adult brown trout for transfer to Tooms Lake saw the IFS seeking help from some willing volunteers. Malcom Crosse, Rod Newnham and Mark Quinane were on ...

Jun 03, 2015

Rainbow trout waters and West Coast Lakes closed as of 31 May 2015

As of midnight Sunday 31 May 2015 the angling season closed for the designated rainbow trout and lake's Mackintosh and Rosebery. The waters that remain open to all year round angling are; the River ...

May 28, 2015

Boat ramp maintenance at Woods Lake

The Woods Lake Boat ramp is currently at the lower limit of its operating range. Towards the end of the season a significant drop off at the end of the ramp was causing issues for boaters. MAST ...

May 27, 2015

First time full season adult licence holder gets his prize

After being announced by the Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Jeremy Rockliff at Trout Weekend on the 16th of May, the winner of the Ford Ranger licence promotion Bailey Cashion was ...