Sea Runner, painting by Trevor Hawkins
Do you have your 2023–24
angling licence yet?

Tasmania's wild brown trout fishery established in 1864, is one of the best in the world.

Access information on your favourite lakes and rivers
Discover why Tasmania is one of the world's premium fly fishing destinations


Stocking Report 2023

In 2023 the IFS stocked fish from the Salmon Ponds hatchery, commercial fish farms, wild fish from Lake Crescent and wild fish trapped from the Central Highlands spawning runs.

Angling licences available for the 2023-24 season

With only five weeks until the brown trout waters open, don’t forget to renew your licence before you head out fishing. The new angling season opens Saturday, 5 August. Be prepared and purchase your licence now! In preparation, the IFS will start sending out licence renewals from 1 July.

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Infish App 2.0

The new improved Infish App 2.0 makes it easier to find fishing locations, angling notes and the latest stocking information. You can also see webcams, water levels and the weather forecast around your favourite waters. The latest news and angler access maps are also available.