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Jun 08, 2017

Whitebait poachers get big fines

On Wednesday 7 June 2017 two Circular Head men were sentenced in the Smithton Magistrates Court. They were sentenced on 43 counts relating to the taking of whitebait and offences against officers. ...

Jun 06, 2017

A new landing stage for the boat ramp on Meadowbank Lake

Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST), with Hydro Tasmania, have replaced the landing stage at the Dunrobin Bridge boat ramp on Meadowbank Lake. The new landing stage has been widened to 1.80 metres ...

Jun 02, 2017

Tooms Lake receives some brown trout

With the release of 1 200 adult brown trout, Tooms Lake is now primed and ready for the 2017-18 inland fishing season. Yesterday, we released 1 200 brown trout between 600-900 grams into Tooms ...

Jun 02, 2017

Meadowbank Lake boat ramp reopen

MAST has advised that Meadowbank Lake has returned to normal operating level and the boat ramp is now open for use. Meadowbank Lake is open to angling all year round. ...

Jun 01, 2017

Crescent and Penstock get some more brown trout

Yesterday we stocked a further 152 adult brown into Lake Crescent and 150 into Penstock Lagoon. The target for Lake Crescent is 4000 of which 2555 have been moved already. The target for Penstock is ...