Inland Fisheries Service News

This section features the latest news stories from the Inland Fisheries Service .
Feb 09, 2016

A new carp hunting vessel speeds up the carp capturing process

The Inland Fisheries Service recently took delivery of a new custom designed shark cat, IFS9. Purpose built by Midnite Marine in Moonah, the net servicing design has the gill net run down the ...

Feb 08, 2016

Changed access to boat ramps

Hydro Tasmania and Marine and Safety Tasmania advise that low water levels have affected the availability of boat ramps at three lakes. Lake Echo The Lake Echo Dam boat ramp has been closed. The ...

Feb 03, 2016

Boat ramp closure at Lake Gairdner

Hydro Tasmania advises that the only formally recognised boat ramp at Lake Gairdner will be closed temporarily from next week, as the result of scheduled power station maintenance. Hydro Tasmania ...

Feb 01, 2016

Great Lake now has the dual name of yingina

A second round of dual names have been approved by the Nomenclature Board of Tasmania under the Government’s Aboriginal and Dual Names Policy, bringing the total to 13. Earlier this month dual ...

Jan 27, 2016

Closure of boat ramps at Lake Burbury

Hydro Tasmania and Marine and Safety Tasmania advise that all three formally recognised boat ramps at Lake Burbury have been closed due to low lake levels as a result of unprecedented low inflows. ...

Jan 20, 2016

Closure of boat ramps at Great Lake

Hydro Tasmania have advised that only one formally recognised boat ramp remains open at Great Lake. Prior to Christmas 2015, Cramps Bay and Swan Bay boat ramps were closed as they were not usable ...

Jan 19, 2016

Tasmania PWS advise not to use Western Lakes tracks

On their Facebook page, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service have issued the following parks and track closure notice for 20 January 2016. WALLS OF JERUSALEM NATIONAL PARK AND THE CENTRAL PLATEAU ...

Jan 13, 2016

Latest carp report shows we are winning the battle

Encouraging results for carp eradication continue to be seen as catch rates decline despite a significant increase in effort. The first three months of the 15/16 carp season revealed a crash in ...

Jan 11, 2016

Boundary Bay boat launching at Great Lake

With the closure of Tods Corner and Haddens Bay boat ramps Boundary Bay is the preferred site for boat launching at Great Lake. Excellent shark fishing has been experienced on sunny days with up to ...

Jan 11, 2016

Good weather results in increased carp removal

The recent stretch of warm, sunny, settled weather provided the ideal opportunity for targeting carp that were gathering in the shallow sandy shores of Powell’s Bay in Lake Sorell. The IFS carp ...