Inland Fisheries Service News

This section features the latest news stories from the Inland Fisheries Service .
Aug 23, 2016

What a weekend!

We have been busy over the weekend. While we were out and about checking angling licenses we saw some great fishing. The Mersey River was firing, with water levels slightly higher than normal due to ...

Aug 22, 2016

Tasmania Police - alert for Arthurs Lake

Police are investigating a series of aggravated burglaries committed in the Arthurs Lake area in recent weeks. Several shacks have been entered and items stolen. Police are seeking assistance from ...

Aug 15, 2016

IFS Staff train in electrofishing

In July, Jonah, Brock, and Chris from our Carp Management Program (CMP) attended a training course in electrofishing. IFS uses electrofishing to catch carp in shallow water and to herd them into ...

Aug 11, 2016

Talbots Lagoon – 4WD and AWD vehicles recommended

The Guildford Road access to Talbots Lagoon is very wet and very slippery in places. This is because of the very wet and snowy winter. IFS recommends extreme care when accessing the Lagoon. 2WD ...

Aug 11, 2016

It’s better to tell the truth

Lachlan John Newett has been fined $1600 plus ordered to pay court costs of $81.09. On 3 August, he appeared in the St Helens Magistrates court. He pleaded guilty to fishing without a licence and 2 ...

Aug 09, 2016

Work experience with Inland Fisheries

Recently, University graduates, Jessica Webb and Maria Carrasco, spent a couple weeks on work experience with us. Jess completed a Bachelor of Science in marine science and wildlife conservation ...

Aug 08, 2016

A fantastic start!

What a fantastic start to the 2016-17 trout fishing season! The weather was magnificent. Both Saturday and Sunday were calm and sunny right across Tasmania. Our Officers were busy this weekend. We ...

Aug 05, 2016

Brown trout waters are open!

It’s here. At last. After 3 long months. Today you can start fishing once more in all brown trout waters around the state. From Four Springs in the north to Lune River in the south. From Lake ...

Aug 05, 2016

Navigation hazard – Brumbys Creek

Hydro Tasmania wish to advise of substantial navigation hazards on Brumbys Creek, upstream of the Duck Pond near Fisheries Lane, Cressy. Extensive clearing of willow from creek channels and ...

Aug 04, 2016

Mersey River – anglers beware of river hazards

Many access areas on the Mersey River are still closed due to flood damage. Repairs to farm fencing, roads, bridges and Angler Access infrastructure will take some months and in some cases possibly ...