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This section features the latest news stories from the Service.
Nov 24, 2017

Meadowbank Lake stocked with big salmon

594 Atlantic salmon were stocked into Meadowbank Lake this afternoon averaging 6 kg. Thanks goes to Tassal Operations Pty Ltd for donating the fish. Anglers are reminderd that Meadowbannk Lake ...

Nov 20, 2017

Release of the Draft Tasmanian Inland Recreational Fishery Management Plan 2018-28

The Inland Fisheries Service invites you to help shape the future management of our recreational fishery. On 19 October 2017 Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Primary Industries and Water released the ...

Nov 13, 2017

The 2017 whitebait season is now closed

The 2017 whitebait fishing season is now closed. After a wet opening to the season on 1 October making it difficult for fishers the weather slowly improved with good runs and catches being seen up ...

Nov 10, 2017

Keeping the heat on carp

The peak carp spawning season (October to February) is now in full swing, and as a result the IFS have started actively following "Judas" transmitter implanted carp seven days a week. Since July, ...

Nov 10, 2017

Another whitebait poacher convicted

On Tuesday 7th November 2017 Peter Leslie Coventry of Devonport was sentenced in the Devonport Magistrates Court for offences relating to the illegal taking of whitebait. Mr Coventry was fined ...