Inland Fisheries Service News

This section features the latest news stories from the Inland Fisheries Service .
Sep 29, 2014

The 2014 whitebait season opens Wednesday 1 October

The 2014 whitebait season opens Wednesday 1 October and will remain open until Tuesday 11 November. The rivers open for whitebait fishing are subject to a schedule of annual rotations of open and ...

Sep 29, 2014

Carp team prepares for upcoming spawning season

IFS staff have been busy preparing for the upcoming carp season in Lake Sorell. The two main areas of focus being, spawning prevention and active fish down of the remaining carp in the lake. ...

Sep 26, 2014

The Augusta Road gate to Nineteen Lagoons now open

Parks and Wildlife have advised that the gate to the Nineteen Lagoons opened today (26/9/2014). The road is currently in the best condition it has been for some time with recent maintenance carried ...

Sep 21, 2014

Whitebait poachers on notice before six-week season. Story on ABC tv.

Unlicensed whitebait fishermen are copping big fines for taking more than their fair share. Whitebait patties and fritters will be back on the menu next month when the Tasmanian fishery opens for ...

Sep 16, 2014

Opening of Rainbow Trout Waters on 4 October

The 2014/15 rainbow trout season is shaping up to be a good one with the current high water levels and recent catches of good sized fish in brown trout waters. With the opening of the waters known ...

Sep 16, 2014

Come to the Cressy Trout Expo this weekend - 20 and 21 September

Inland Fisheries as a major sponsor will be at the Cressy Trout Expo this coming weekend. Look out for our "trout" car and come and have a chat with us to find out how you can win a brand new Ford ...

Sep 12, 2014

Arthurs Lake water quality

Due to drought conditions, Arthurs Lake level was drawn low in 2008. The lake started refilling in 2009 and has since reached very high levels. Hydro Tasmania has been monitoring Arthurs Lake ...

Sep 01, 2014

Consult your Fishing Code to check if a fishery is open

It has come to the attention of IFS that there have been people fishing in Dee Lagoon in recent weeks. To protect rainbow trout stocks and enable spawning Dee Lagoon does not open until 4 October ...

Aug 28, 2014

IFS undertakes fencing maintenance inspection at Bronte Lagoon

IFS staff recently completed a full maintenance inspection of the fencing installed some years ago to keep stock out of Bronte Lagoon. Running from the walkway over Woodwards Canal all the way to ...

Aug 25, 2014

Carp Management Program Annual Report 2013/14

The 2013/14 Carp Management Program Annual Report has now been completed and is available for public access at the link below. Find out the latest news on the 2013/14 season with the Carp ...