Inland Fisheries Service News

This section features the latest news stories from the Inland Fisheries Service .
Sep 01, 2015

Lake Dulverton to brim with opportunities

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Primary Industries and Water announced today a $200 000 investment to increase participation in fresh water angling in Tasmania’s south. The investment, to be rolled ...

Aug 31, 2015

Wrasse in Lake Crescent?

In early May IFS was notified of numerous fish scales near the Lake Crescent boat ramp that resembled those from a carp. Obviously this caused great concern as the last carp removed from this lake ...

Aug 26, 2015

Angler Access to the Huon River just got better

Last week Inland Fisheries staff completed maintenance work on Huon River Anglers Access infrastructure. Work included brush cutting, upgrading electric fence insulators and the installation of new ...

Aug 25, 2015

More salmon for Craigbourne Dam and Brushy Lagoon

Today (25 August 2015) IFS stocked Craigbourne Dam and Brushy Lagoon with some big Atlantic salmon. The fish kindly donated by Petuna Aquaculture from their Cressy fish farm averaged 4 kg. ...

Aug 23, 2015

Trout fishing is a pastime that should be enjoyed by everyone

For those who fish regularly we all know the thrill of landing a trout. The Inland Fisheries Service seeks to encourage a greater take-up of this time honoured sport, especially for those who may ...

Aug 19, 2015

Survey for estuary perch part of honours study

During the second week of August 2015, IFS fisheries officer Paul Middleton and Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) Honours student Bryan Van Wyk surveyed the estuary perch population ...

Aug 19, 2015

Report on the electrofishing surveys on the state's river fisheries 2013 to 2015

Following on from reports by anglers, guides and fish farm workers the IFS investigated the state of Tasmania's river fisheries using electrofishing survey during early in 2013. This survey was ...

Aug 14, 2015

Woods Lake water levels and turbidity

As of August 2015 the current water level in Woods Lake is the lowest it has been since 2007 for this time of year. This is a result of lower than average rainfall received in the area during the ...

Aug 14, 2015

Fantastic late winter weather is perfect for fishing

After some pretty challenging conditions over the opening weekend, warm sunshine, calm conditions and moderate flows have now created some perfect angling conditions. Neil Morrow one of our ...

Aug 12, 2015

Electrofishing Survey – Four Springs Lake

Just prior to the opening of the brown trout season, the Service conducted a single, one day survey of the trout population at Four Springs Lake. This survey was undertaken to supplement the ...