Inland Fisheries Service News

This section features the latest news stories from the Inland Fisheries Service .
Oct 21, 2014

New Lake Crescent and Lake Kara fact sheets now available

Due to the increase in popularity of both Lake Kara and Lake Crescent, IFS has published A4 fact sheets and maps for these waters. The fact sheets are full colour with high quality maps, angling ...

Oct 21, 2014

Old Beach jetty refurbishment

The Old Beach Jetty is getting on and is due to be reconstructed within the next three years. Brighton Council are starting to undertake planning for the job and are looking for any feedback from ...

Oct 08, 2014

River Derwent Anglers Access – volunteers workers required!

The River Derwent Anglers Access project has progressed to the installation stage. We are seeking expressions of interest from suitably skilled volunteers to assist with the installation of ...

Oct 07, 2014

Please stay away from commercial eel nets at Brushy Lagoon

Tasmanian Eel Exporters are currently commercial eel fishing at Brushy lagoon and asks the public to be aware of the marked locations at each of the boat ramps and stay away to avoid ...

Oct 05, 2014

Carp Management staff and AMC students undertake electrofishing training

In late September, permanent staff and volunteers with the Carp Management Program attended an internal training session on the efficient and safe use of electro-fishing. The course was run by Senior ...

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 ...