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Oct 02, 2017

Arthurs Lake campgrounds: Pumphouse Bay and Jonah Bay

Hydro Tasmania manages the land at Arthurs Lake in Tasmania, which includes the Jonah Bay and Pumphouse Bay campgrounds administered by the Bothwell Tourism Association. We’re seeking public feedback ...

Sep 28, 2017

Carp in the gun

The outlook for total carp eradication from Lake Sorell is positive moving into this season with less than 1% of the carp left in the lake. This follows a successful 2016/17 season in which 439 ...

Sep 27, 2017

Smithton man pleads guilty

A 38 year-old man has pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing a whitebait net within 100 metres of an inland water in the state’s northwest. Dion Melvin HOUSE, of Smithton, was detected with the ...

Sep 26, 2017

Whitebait poacher convicted

On Monday 25 September 2017 Dale Lester Lambert of Smithton appeared in the Burnie Magistrates Court and was convicted of whitebait offences. Lambert was fined a total of $1113.00 with court costs of ...

Sep 20, 2017

Rainbow trout waters to open on 30 September

The 2017-18 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 ...