Inland Fisheries Service News

This section features the latest news stories from the Inland Fisheries Service .
Nov 16, 2016

A few more for Brushy

We released a few more Atlantic salmon into Brushy Lagoon today. That's twice this week. Another 150 at an average of 3kg. Happy fishing all. ...

Nov 16, 2016

Phew, it’s tench, not carp.

This week we responded to reports of carp remains left on the bank of Brumby’s. The report came from visiting Victorian anglers. They were familiar with the appearance of this species. All carp ...

Nov 15, 2016

More stocking around the state

Thanks to our good friends at Petuna we have been busy stocking fisheries around the state. Yesterday morning, we stocked Brushy Lagoon then in the afternoon it was on to Craigbourne Dam. Today we ...

Nov 08, 2016

Nineteen Lagoons open

For those that did not know the gate into the Nineteen Lagoons area was opened last week. We had heard a rumour and our officer went out on Saturday morning and confirmed that it had been opened. ...

Nov 08, 2016

Salmon stocked into Brushy

Yesterday afternoon, Tuesday 8 November, we stocked 150 Atlantic salmon with an average weight of 3 kg were stocked into Brushy Lagoon. The fish were donated by Snowy Range Fishery near ...

Nov 06, 2016

TALK WILD TROUT 2016

On the weekend, IFS Staff John, Neil and Brett attended Talk Wild Trout 2016 in Mansfield, Victoria. Talk Wild Trout is a yearly event held by Fisheries Victoria. It takes a look at trout fishery ...

Nov 03, 2016

Salmon into Craigbourne

Today, Friday 4 November, 143 Atlantic salmon with an average weight of 3 kg were stocked into Craigbourne Dam. The fish were donated by Snowy Range Fishery near Judbury. If all goes to plan a ...

Nov 03, 2016

ANGLERS, WE NEED YOUR HELP!

The pest fish species, Redfin perch are present in the Mersey River To work out how widely Redfin are spread in the Mersey River, its inflowing creeks and farm dams we need YOUR help. Over the ...

Nov 02, 2016

Lake Dulverton stocking

On Monday 85 wild adult brown trout averaging 1kg were transferred from a fish salvage on the central plateau into Lake Dulverton. This was complimented today with a further 110 rainbow trout ...

Nov 01, 2016

Carp Quarterly Report for July to September 2016

Our staff have been busy over winter preparing for the upcoming carp season. Despite the cold, we kept up the fishing in Lake Sorell. Seven carp were caught in gill nets during July, August and ...