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Aug 08, 2017

Opening of the trout season wrap up.

The weekend saw the opening of the brown trout season for 2017-2018, with thousands of anglers out trying to tempt a trout. Despite some rain and wind in the north, there were some outstanding ...

Aug 07, 2017

South Esk Angler Access project completed

On Saturday 5 August, to coincide with the start of the brown trout season, the Minister for Inland Fisheries, Jeremy Rockliff officially launched the South Esk River Anglers Access project on the ...

Aug 04, 2017

Let the fun begin

The countdown has begun to the much-anticipated start of the brown trout fishing season. In the latest weather forecast from the BOM they have backed the wind off to what now looks like great trout ...

Aug 04, 2017

Lake Leake looking good early

Last week we assessed the trout population at Lake Leake. Over two nights, using 80 box traps, we captured 410 trout. This total consisted of 383 brown trout and 27 rainbow trout. As part of ...

Aug 03, 2017

Trout Week- Fishing Australia

IFS recently sponsored Fishing Australia to film trout fishing in Tasmania. Rob Paxevanos and his team had a ball and found some fantastic fishing. The two episodes will be shown on free to air ...