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Angler Access Brochures

Access brochures have been developed for popular lakes and rivers which include maps showing each access point and provide important information for local and visiting anglers including anglers code of conduct, regulation, safety, environmental issues and fishery management objectives.

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Annual Reports

Collection of Inland Fisheries Service Annual Reports.

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Carp Management Program

A number of publications on the carp program have been produced, including annual reports, and regular updates are provided. These links are provided below:

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Fishing Code

The Tasmanian Inland Fishing Code contains regulations, seasons, fishing methods and catch limits for inland waters as well as important dates for the angling year.

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Publications

Publications recently added to the Inland Fisheries website.

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Fishery Management Plans

Fishery Management Plans are generally comprehensive planning documents of a technical nature. They have been developed for individual waters, species or regions. The Plans available to download are listed here:

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Species Recovery Plans

The Tasmanian and Australian Governments facilitate the publication of recovery plans that set out the actions necessary to stop the decline of, and support the recovery of, threatened species.

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Catchment Management Plans

Catchment management plans which Inland Fisheries Service has prepared or jointly prepared.

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Lakes Rehabilitation

Lake Sorell and Crescent Rehabilitation Reports

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Tasmanian Inland Recreational Fishery Management Plan 2008-2018

Inland Fisheries Service (2008) Tasmanian Inland Recreational Fishery Management Plan. Inland Fisheries Service, New Norfolk.

Tasmanian Inland Recreational Fishery Management Plan 2008-2018.pdf — PDF document, 744 kB (762,499 bytes)

Penstock Lagoon FPA Report

Performance Assessment Program for Penstock Lagoon (2003)

pensock-lagoon-fpa-report.pdf — PDF document, 77 kB (79,526 bytes)

Tooms Lake FPA Report

Performance Assessment Program Report for Tooms Lake (2003)

tooms-fpa.pdf — PDF document, 65 kB (66,874 bytes)

Lake Lea FPA Report

Performance Assessment Program Report for Lake Lea (2003)

lake-lea-fpa.pdf — PDF document, 58 kB (59,614 bytes)

Bronte Lagoon FPA Report

Performance Assessment Program Report for Bronte Lagoon (2003)

bronte-lagoon-fpa.pdf — PDF document, 67 kB (69,346 bytes)

Carp Management Program Report 1995-2004

This report details the history, management and eradication of carp in Tasmania in Lakes Sorell and Crescent since 1995, as part of the Lakes Sorell and Crescent Carp Management Program. The objective of the program is: “To eradicate carp from Tasmanian waters and, in the meantime, to minimise the impact of carp on Tasmania from economic, recreational and ecological points of view”.

Carp Management Report 1995-2004.pdf — PDF document, 895 kB (917,299 bytes)

Carp Management Program Annual Report 2004-2005

This document is an annual report detailing carp management activities for the financial year July 2004 – June 2005 inclusive, as part of the Lakes Sorell and Crescent Carp Management Program. The objective of the program is: “To eradicate carp from Tasmanian waters and, in the meantime, to minimise the impact of carp on Tasmania from economic, recreational and ecological points of view”

Carp Management Annual Report 2004-2005.pdf — PDF document, 887 kB (909,022 bytes)

Carp Management Program Annual Report 2005-2006

This document is an annual report detailing carp management activities for the financial year July 2005 – June 2006 inclusive, as part of the Lakes Sorell and Crescent Carp Management Program. The objective of the program is: “To eradicate carp from Tasmanian waters and, in the meantime, to minimise the impact of carp on Tasmania from economic, recreational and ecological points of view”.

Carp Management Annual Report 2005-06.pdf — PDF document, 375 kB (384,478 bytes)

Carp Management Program Annual Report 2006-2007

This document is an annual report detailing carp management activities for the financial year July 2006 – June 2007 inclusive, as part of the lakes Sorell and Crescent Carp Management Program. The objective of the program is: “To eradicate carp from Tasmanian waters and, in the meantime, to minimise the impact of carp on Tasmania from economic, recreational and ecological points of view”.

Carp Management Annual Report 2006-07.pdf — PDF document, 4,592 kB (4,703,191 bytes)

Carp Management Program Annual Report 2007-2008

This document is an annual report detailing carp management activities for the financial year July 2007 – June 2008 inclusive, as part of the lakes Sorell and Crescent Carp Management Program. The objective of the program is: “To eradicate carp from Tasmanian waters and, in the meantime, to minimise the impact of carp on Tasmania from economic, recreational and ecological points of view”.

Carp Management Annual Report 2007-08.pdf — PDF document, 2,942 kB (3,013,528 bytes)

Carp Management Program Annual Report 2008-2009

This annual report details carp management activities for the financial year 2008 – 09, as part of the lakes Sorell and Crescent Carp Management Program. The objective of the program is:- To eradicate carp from Tasmanian waters and, in the meantime, to minimise the impact of carp on Tasmania from economic, recreational and ecological points of view.

Carp Management Annual Report 2008-09.pdf — PDF document, 3,258 kB (3,337,047 bytes)

Carp Management Program Annual Report 2009-2010

This annual report details carp management activities for the financial year 2009 – 10, as part of the lakes Sorell and Crescent Carp Management Program. The objective of the program is:- To eradicate carp from Tasmanian waters and, in the meantime, to minimise the impact of carp on Tasmania from economic, recreational and ecological points of view.

Carp Management Annual Report 2009-10.pdf — PDF document, 2,584 kB (2,646,759 bytes)

Inland Fisheries Service Annual Report 2004-2005

This Annual Report for 2004-2005 lists all the areas of work production and provides a written report on the objectives, achievements and plans for each, and provides a Financial Report verified by the Department of Treasury and Finance.

Inland Fisheries Service Annual Report 2004-05.pdf — PDF document, 287 kB (294,312 bytes)

Inland Fisheries Service Annual Report 2005-2006

This Annual Report for 2005-2006 lists all the areas of work production and provides a written report on the objectives, achievements and plans for each, and provides a Financial Report verified by the Department of Treasury and Finance.

Inland Fisheries Service Annual Report 2005-06.pdf — PDF document, 534 kB (547,703 bytes)

Inland Fisheries Service Annual Report 2006-2007

This Annual Report for 2006-2007 lists all the areas of work production and provides a written report on the objectives, achievements and plans for each, and provides a Financial Report verified by the Department of Treasury and Finance.

Inland Fisheries Service Annual Report 2006-07.pdf — PDF document, 215 kB (221,052 bytes)

Inland Fisheries Service Annual Report 2008-2009

This Annual Report for 2008-2009 lists all the areas of work production and provides a written report on the objectives, achievements and plans for each, and provides a Financial Report verified by the Department of Treasury and Finance.

Inland Fisheries Service Annual Report 2008-09.pdf — PDF document, 307 kB (315,243 bytes)

Inland Fisheries Service Annual Report 2009-2010

This Annual Report for 2009-2010 lists all the areas of work production and provides a written report on the objectives, achievements and plans for each, and provides a Financial Report verified by the Department of Treasury and Finance.

Inland Fisheries Service Annual Report 2009-10.pdf — PDF document, 404 kB (414,003 bytes)

Inland Fisheries Service Corporate Plan 2005-2009

Corporate Plan prepared by the Inland Fisheries Service which established the Vision, Mission, Strategic Outcomes and Goals for 2005-2009.

Inland Fisheries Service Corporate Plan 2004-2009.pdf — PDF document, 336 kB (344,775 bytes)

Lakes Sorell and Crescent Catchment Management Plan 2004

This report is part of a series of documents, which provide management recommendations for the environmental requirements of lakes Sorell and Crescent as part of the Lakes Sorell and Crescent Rehabilitation Project.

Lakes Sorell and Crescent Catchment Management Plan 2004.pdf — PDF document, 684 kB (700,537 bytes)

Lakes Sorell and Crescent Water Management Plan 2005

Department of Primary Industries, Water and the Environment (2005) Lakes Sorell and Crescent Water Management Plan. Department of Primary Industries, Water and the Environment, Hobart. 31 pp.

Lakes Sorell and Crescent Water Management Plan 2005.pdf — PDF document, 642 kB (657,441 bytes)

Current Status and Ecology of the Golden Galaxias (Galaxias auratus)

This report is part of a series of documents, which provide management recommendations for the environmental requirements of lakes Sorell and Crescent as part of the Lakes Sorell and Crescent Rehabilitation Project.

Aquatic Fauna Report 1, Golden Galaxias, Lakes Sorell and Crescent Rehabilitation Series.pdf — PDF document, 2,424 kB (2,482,843 bytes)

Current Status of the Macroinvertebrate Communities in Lakes Crescent and Sorell

This report is part of a series of documents, which provide management recommendations for the environmental requirements of lakes Sorell and Crescent as part of the Lakes Sorell and Crescent Rehabilitation Project. The aim of the rehabilitation project is to obtain an understanding of the systems, identify the needs of the users of the lakes and subsequently provide recommendations for the future management and protection of these important ecosystems.

Aquatic Fauna Report 2, Macroinvertebrates, Lakes Sorell and Crescent Rehabilitation Series.pdf — PDF document, 839 kB (860,119 bytes)

Water quality in lakes Sorell and Crescent: Underlying processes and management options

This report is part of a series of documents, which provide management recommendations for the environmental requirements of lakes Sorell and Crescent as part of the Lakes Sorell and Crescent Rehabilitation Project.

Water Quality Report, Lakes Sorell and Crescent Rehabilitation Series.pdf — PDF document, 3,026 kB (3,099,112 bytes)

Wetlands of Lakes Sorell and Crescent: Conservation and Management

This report is part of a series of documents, which provide management recommendations for the environmental requirements of lakes Sorell and Crescent as part of the Lakes Sorell and Crescent Rehabilitation Project.

Wetlands Report 1, Conservation and Management, Lakes Sorell and Crescent Rehabilitation Series.pdf — PDF document, 3,474 kB (3,558,274 bytes)

Interlaken Lakeside Reserve Ramsar Wetland Management Plan

This report is part of a series of documents, which provide management recommendations for the environmental requirements of lakes Sorell and Crescent as part of the Lakes Sorell and Crescent Rehabilitation Project.

Wetlands Report 2 Remsar Management Plan, Lakes Sorell and Crescent Rehabilitation Series.pdf — PDF document, 688 kB (704,739 bytes)

Hazelwoods Lagoon Aquatic Vegetation Survey

This report is part of a series of documents, which provide management recommendations for the environmental requirements of lakes Sorell and Crescent as part of the Lakes Sorell and Crescent Rehabilitation Project.

Wetlands Report 3, Hazelwoods Lagoon, Lakes Sorell and Crescent Rehabilitation Series.pdf — PDF document, 580 kB (594,466 bytes)

Eradicating European carp from Tasmania and implications for national European carp eradication

Diggle, J., Day, J., Bax, N. (2004) Eradicating European carp from Tasmania and implications for national European carp eradication. Inland Fisheries Service, Hobart.

Eradicating European carp from Tasmania and implications for national European carp eradication, 2004.pdf — PDF document, 1,106 kB (1,133,556 bytes)

The Use of Biotelemetry in Controlling the Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) in Lakes Crescent and Sorell

Macdonald A and Wisniewski C (2011). The Use of Biotelemetry in Controlling the Common Carp (Cyprinus carpio) in Lakes Crescent and Sorell. Revision of Macdonald A (2003). Technical Report No 1, Inland Fisheries Service, Hobart.

Macdonald and Wisniewski 2011_Revised from 2003_Biotelemetry Tech Report 1.pdf — PDF document, 782 kB (800,779 bytes)

A technique for deployment of odour donor fish for control of the common carp Cyprionus carpio

Patil JG and Wisniewski C (2011). Hypophysation: A technique for deployment of odour donor fish for control of the common carp Cyprionus carpio. Revision of Patil JG (2006) Technical Report No 5, Inland Fisheries Service, Hobart. pp 8.

Patil and Wisniewski 2011_Revised from 2006_Hypophysation Tech Report 5.pdf — PDF document, 886 kB (907,269 bytes)

Tagging Freshwater Fish

Tagged fish are released periodically by the Inland Fisheries Service for management of the recreational trout fishery. Tagging is primarily used as a research tool for projects undertaken by the Service to manage inland fisheries. It is a useful way to estimate the number of fish in a lake or river, or to investigate fish growth rates, the distances that fish move, and to assess the life span of fish. Recently, the Service tagged adult brown trout to investigate the benefits of stocking rivers with adult fish in north west Tasmania. Results from this study provided valuable information regarding the catchability, growth and movement of stocked trout in this type of system over time. In addition, the Service also uses tags to identify trout associated with prizes used in angling competitions or promotions.

Tagging Freshwater Fish, Information Brochure.pdf — PDF document, 434 kB (445,376 bytes)

Other Brochures

Various brochures produced by the Inland Fisheries Service

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Keeping it Clean - A Tasmanian field hygiene manual to prevent the spread of freshwater pests and pathogens

This manual provides information on how to prevent the spread of freshwater pests and pathogens in Tasmanian waterways, wetlands, swamps and boggy areas. It is intended primarily for people who work in these areas, but also will help recreational visitors to understand the risks and act accordingly.

Keeping it Clean, Field Hygiene Manual, 2010.pdf — PDF document, 4,531 kB (4,640,596 bytes)

Articles

Technical and general articles produced by the Service.

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Conservation Brochures

Various brochures reating to conservation and pest fish management produced by the Inland Fisheries Service

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Inland Fisheries Service Annual Report 2010-2011

This Annual Report for 2010-2011 lists all the areas of work production and provides a written report on the objectives, achievements and plans for each, and provides a Financial Report verified by the Department of Treasury and Finance.

Inland Fisheries Services Annual Report 2010-2011 small.pdf — PDF document, 1,293 kB (1,324,971 bytes)

Carp Management Program Annual Report 2010-2011

This annual report details carp management activities for the financial year 2010-11, as part of the lakes Sorell and Crescent Carp Management Program. The objective of the program is:- To eradicate carp from Tasmanian waters and, in the meantime, to minimise the impact of carp on Tasmania from economic, recreational and ecological points of view.

Carp Management Annual Report 2010-11.pdf — PDF document, 1,557 kB (1,595,238 bytes)

Didymo Brochure

Help protect Tasmania's freshwater environment. This brochure is a guide on best practices and how you can help keep out Didymo.

Didymo Brochure low resolution.pdf — PDF document, 483 kB (494,852 bytes)

River Access Angler Rights and Responsibilities

In response to the many general inquiries regarding angler access to rivers, the Inland Fisheries Service has developed this page a containing information on angler rights and responsibilities. It lists the simple access rules and signage, safety and code of conduct, as well as the general principles that apply in Tasmania.

All anglers have an important role in maintaining good relations between landowners and the angling community. Some general principles apply and will benefit all. Firstly, anglers should understand that access is a privilege not a right, and secondly, when in doubt, ask permission.

In Tasmania, most private land titles extend to the bank of the river and some titles extend to the middle of the river. This can mean that you may be trespassing, which is a criminal offence, even if you are wading in the river.

Rivers also flow through public land such as Crown Reserves, State Forests, National Parks, Hydro property and Conservation Areas. Whilst public access is usually permitted, different entry conditions may apply depending on the management authority.

The Inland Fisheries Service has been working to develop access to angling waters with a focus on improving foot access to major river fisheries. Much of this has involved negotiating with landowners and establishing formal agreements regarding access for anglers. Access points are now clearly marked with signs at the access locations on seven major river fisheries around the State.

Tagging Record

This form is used to record a tagged fish capture.

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Datacall AWS Locations and Contact Numbers

Datacall Automatic Weather Station Locations and Contact Numbers

Datacall AWS Info.pdf — PDF document, 34 kB (35,699 bytes)

Validation of mark-recapture population estimates for invasive common carp, Cyprinus carpio, in Lake Crescent, Tasmania

Donkers, P., Patil, J. G., Wisniewski, C. and Diggle, J. E. (2011), Validation of mark-recapture population estimates for invasive common carp, Cyprinus carpio, in Lake Crescent, Tasmania. Journal of Applied Ichthyology. doi: 10.1111/j.1439-0426.2011.01887.x

Validation of mark-recapture population estimates for invasive common carp, Cyprinus carpio, in Lake Crescent, Tasmania.pdf — PDF document, 434 kB (445,341 bytes)

Private (Farm) Dam Stocking Forms

Stocking and fish order forms for stocking of dams and ponds.

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Eel Fishery Forms

A number of forms are available relating to the licensing and management of the eel fishery. These are listed and can be accessed by clicking on the files below.

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Fish Farm Forms

A number of forms are available relating to the licensing and management of fish farms. These are listed and can be accessed by clicking on the file below.

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Application Forms

Collection of various application forms including farm dam stocking, eel fishing, fish dealer, fish farm and private fishery

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Private Fishery Forms

A number of forms are available relating to the licensing and management of Registered Private Fisheries. These are listed and can be accessed by clicking on the files below.

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Aquarium Industry Forms

These copies can be accessed by clicking on the applicable file below.

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Archive

Archived publications

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Latest Videos

Latest videos and video links
Video link Didymo - Segment from river to reef
Rock snot segment from river to reef with inland fisheries tasmania
Video link Fly Fishing Tasmania DVD Trailer "The Source - Tasmania"
Fly fishing for huge trout in the wilderness of Tasmania. See more at http://www.gin-clear.com. Movie clip from the full length feature movie "The Source - Tasmania".
Video link Introduction to Didymo
Introduction to Didymosphenia geminata (Didymo) Produced by Southland Fish & Game

Bronte Lagoon Anglers Access Brochure

Bronte Lagoon is located in the Central Region. It is managed as a premium wild trout fishery and is reserved for artificial lures and fly fishing. This brochure contains angling notes, regulations, map and information on trout species, native fish, pest fish and fishery management.

Bronte Lagoon Brochure Ed 3 for web.pdf — PDF document, 1,155 kB (1,183,041 bytes)

Brumbys Creek Anglers Access Brochure

Brumbys Creek is located in the North close to the township of Cressy. It is managed as a wild trout fishery and is open to all angling methods below Weir 1 and reserved for artificial lures and fly fishing above Weir 1. This brochure contains angling notes, regulations, map and information on trout species, native fish, pest fish and fishery management.

Brumbys Creek Brochure Ed 3 for web.pdf — PDF document, 1,042 kB (1,067,625 bytes)

Lake Echo Anglers Access Brochure

Lake Echo is located in the Central Region. It is managed as a premium wild trout fishery and is open to all methods of fishing. This brochure contains angling notes, regulations, map and information on trout species, native fish, pest fish and fishery management.

Lake Echo Brochure Edition 2 web.pdf — PDF document, 1,705 kB (1,746,288 bytes)

Little Pine Lagoon Anglers Access Brochure

Little Pine Lagoon is located on the Central Plateau. It is managed as a premium wild trout fishery and is open to fly fishing only. This brochure contains angling notes, regulations, maps and information on trout species, native fish, pest fish and fishery management.

Little Pine Lagoon Brochure Edition 2 web.pdf — PDF document, 973 kB (996,600 bytes)

River Leven Anglers Access Brochure

River Leven is located in the North West near Ulverstone. It is managed as a wild trout fishery and is open to all methods of angling. This brochure contains angling notes, regulations, map and information on trout species, native fish, and fishery management.

River Leven Brochure Edition 2 web.pdf — PDF document, 1,981 kB (2,029,306 bytes)

IFS Databases

The database allows anglers to search for waters, species fact sheets and stocking entries.

The Waters Database has not been populated on this site yet. The database is available on our old website by following this link:  IFS databases

 

This work is underway to migrate the waters database from the old website to this site.

The database will allow anglers to search for waters, species fact sheets and stocking entries.

Gear selectivity technical report

An examination of the selectivity of fishing equipment in relation to controlling the common carp (Cyprinus carpio) in Lakes Crescent and Sorell.

Gear Selectivity Tech Report No 2.pdf — PDF document, 632 kB (647,316 bytes)

Carp Management update January to March 2012

Carp Management Update 2012

CMP_JAN_MARCH_2012.pdf — PDF document, 916 kB (938,063 bytes)

Service Unavailable

The Online Licencing system is currently unavailable. We apologise for the inconvenience and would ask you to please return to this site after 11am on the 23rd of August 2012 to retry your transaction.

The Online Licencing system is currently unavailable.  We apologise for the inconvenience and would ask you to please return to this site after 11am on the 23rd of August 2012 to retry your transaction.

IFS Win a Boat Competition 2013

Buy a full season or five season angling licence for the 2013 – 2014 trout fishing season before the 30 November 2013 and you will go in the draw to win this boat package valued at over $22,000.* Boat package proudly supported by Coastal Marine.

Win a Boat Poster Version 2.pdf — PDF document, 795 kB (814,555 bytes)

Fisheries Performance Assessments

Fisheries Performance Assessments

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Let's go trout fishing - a beginners guide

A guide to how to start trout fishing

Lets Go Fishing.pdf — PDF document, 2,338 kB (2,394,637 bytes)

Inland Fisheries Service Annual Report 2012-2013

AR201213.pdf — PDF document, 4,889 kB (5,007,011 bytes)

Carp baits trial

melbourne bait trials report.pdf — PDF document, 1,273 kB (1,303,765 bytes)

Meander River Anglers Access Brochure

MeanderBrochureforWeb Ed3.pdf — PDF document, 2,099 kB (2,150,206 bytes)

Carp management update Jan-March 2014

CMP_JANUARY_MARCH_2014.pdf — PDF document, 2,623 kB (2,686,840 bytes)

Trout Guides

Trout Guides and Lodges Tasmanian Inc - List of guides, lodges and private fisheries.

033.TGALT display list FULL MEMBERS name email phone June 2014.pdf — PDF document, 140 kB (143,394 bytes)

Tasmanian Inland Fishing Code 2014-15

Tasmanian Inland Fishing Code 2014-15

IFS Code Booklet - web-small.pdf — PDF document, 2,262 kB (2,317,250 bytes)