Inland Fisheries Service News

This section features the latest news stories from the Inland Fisheries 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 ...

Nov 08, 2017

Inland Fisheries Advisory Council appointment opportunities

Applications are invited from persons interested in appointment to the Inland Fisheries Advisory Council. The Council is established under Section 20A of the Act and is the peak advisory body for ...

Nov 07, 2017

Laughing Jack bridge repairs

Both the Clarence Weir Bridge and Laughing Jack Bridge are scheduled for maintenance and structural refurbishment works, prior to the summer season. The proposed works primarily include replacement ...

Nov 03, 2017

Shannon Lagoon - Fishery Performance Assessment

Shannon Lagoon is a fishery that receives very little attention from anglers. However, a recent survey of the brown trout population suggest this water may well be worth the extra effort. Using 40 ...

Nov 03, 2017

When is a carp not a carp!

Yesterday afternoon, we received a phone call from a concerned member of the public informing us of a carp caught on rod and line out of the Macquarie River. The fish was described as approximately ...

Nov 03, 2017

Anglers Alliance Tasmania and Friends Of The Leven complete replanting

The River Leven habitat renewal project at Gunns Plains was recently completed with a grant of $11,750 to AAT from the Cradle Coast NRM. The project involved removing willow regrowth and replanting ...