Inland Fisheries Service News

This section features the latest news stories from the Inland Fisheries Service .
Aug 14, 2017

Latest report to AAT

We attended the August meeting of Anglers Alliance Tasmania that was held on Sunday 13th at Campbell Town. To see the report that IFS presents please go to this link. ...

Aug 09, 2017

Anglers – get involved in improving fish habitat.

Anglers regularly express their concerns that the fishing is not as good as it used to be due to our waterways being choked with noxious plants and pests. There is now a lot of information on how to ...

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 ...

Aug 02, 2017

Opening of the trout season – North West Opportunities

Trout season 2017/2018 is nearly upon us and it is now time to ask the important questions… Where to fish on opening day? For those in the north west of the state, there are some excellent options ...

Aug 01, 2017

The 2017-18 trout season starts this Saturday.

In the lead up everyone is getting excited about the opening of what promises to be a great trout fishing season. Water levels look good at most of the popular waters and the weather for the opening ...

Jul 20, 2017

Tooms Lake campground toilet closed

Northern Midlands Council have advised that due to vandalism the toilet at Tooms Lake Campground is closed until further notice. As Tooms Lake is likely to be a popular destination for anglers ...