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Jul 04, 2017

Monster Atlantic salmon stocked into Lake Barrington

We have had reports of whales seen at Lake Barrington! Yesterday we stocked 150 monster salmon into the water with an average weight of six kilograms. The largest fish in the release were heavier ...

Jul 04, 2017

Penstock Lagoon – Native fish do it well

We recently surveyed the native fish in Penstock Lagoon. Both the Shannon paragalaxias and the spotted galaxias are doing well, in terms of numbers and recruitment of young fish. Penstock Lagoon ...

Jun 20, 2017

Salmon stocked in Craigbourne Dam and Brushy Lagoon.

Today we stocked Craigbourne Dam with 340 Atlantic salmon Yesterday we stocked 200 Atlantic salmon into Brushy Lagoon. All averaging 4 kg. Both Craigbourne Dam and Brushy Lagoon are open to ...

Jun 20, 2017

Poacher convicted of netting offence

On Wednesday 7th June 2017 Terry Johann Jones of Northdown was found guilty on four charges relating to illegal net use and the taking protected wildlife. Mr Jones had set a grab all net in the ...

Jun 19, 2017

How is Arthurs Lake shaping up?

Since the depth of the last drought in 2008/09, the Arthurs Lake fishery compared to previous seasons has been disappointing. Catch rates have been down and the size of fish has been small. This ...