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Nov 03, 2017

When is a carp not a carp!

Yesterday afternoon, we received a phone call from a concerned member of the public informing us of a carp caught on rod and line out of the Macquarie River. The fish was described as approximately ...

Nov 03, 2017

Anglers Alliance Tasmania and Friends Of The Leven complete replanting

The River Leven habitat renewal project at Gunns Plains was recently completed with a grant of $11,750 to AAT from the Cradle Coast NRM. The project involved removing willow regrowth and replanting ...

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 ...