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Nov 10, 2017

Keeping the heat on carp

The peak carp spawning season (October to February) is now in full swing, and as a result the IFS have started actively following "Judas" transmitter implanted carp seven days a week. Since July, ...

Nov 10, 2017

Another whitebait poacher convicted

On Tuesday 7th November 2017 Peter Leslie Coventry of Devonport was sentenced in the Devonport Magistrates Court for offences relating to the illegal taking of whitebait. Mr Coventry was fined ...

Nov 08, 2017

Inland Fisheries Advisory Council appointment opportunities

Applications are invited from persons interested in appointment to the Inland Fisheries Advisory Council. The Council is established under Section 20A of the Act and is the peak advisory body for ...

Nov 07, 2017

Laughing Jack bridge repairs

Both the Clarence Weir Bridge and Laughing Jack Bridge are scheduled for maintenance and structural refurbishment works, prior to the summer season. The proposed works primarily include replacement ...

Nov 03, 2017

Shannon Lagoon - Fishery Performance Assessment

Shannon Lagoon is a fishery that receives very little attention from anglers. However, a recent survey of the brown trout population suggest this water may well be worth the extra effort. Using 40 ...