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Oct 31, 2017

Angler Postal Survey 2016-17 results

The Angler Postal Survey (APS) is an annual survey of the state's licenced anglers. The survey has been running continuously since 1986-87 angling season. Each year the IFS sends out 5,000 ...

Oct 27, 2017

Eastern access to Craigbourne Dam open

The eastern access to Craigbourne Dam via Link Road and Craigbourne Road is open to the public. This access is a public road through private property. Please shut the gate behind you and observe ...

Oct 25, 2017

Woods Lake Road maintenance continues

As part of a long term program to improve Woods Lake Road the World Fly Fishing Championship (WFFC) committee, IFS and Hydro Tasmania are investing in maintenance and upgrades. Over coming weeks ...

Oct 25, 2017

West Coast Rivers: Now is the time!

The whitebait is currently running very thick on the west coast of the state. To trout fishermen, this means one thing….. Sea Runners! We have had numerous reports of big schools of whitebait ...

Oct 24, 2017

Inland Fisheries Service Annual Report 2016-17

For a wrap up of all things IFS last financial year, see the IFS Annual Report 2016-17. Tabled in parliament last week, the IFS Annual Report 2016-17 is now available on our website. ...