Inland Fisheries Service News

March 5, 2024

Lake Mikany boat ramp closed

Due to the low water level and the significant drop off at the end of the ramp the Lake Mikany boat ramp has been closed until the remainder of the upgrade is completed. Kayaks and canoes can still be launched with care. We apologise for any inconvenience and will notify users when the ramp is...

Whilst many people enjoy whitebait, illegal fishing continues to threaten the viability of the fishery
March 4, 2024

Whitebait poachers convicted

On Tuesday 27 February 2024 Stephen Maurice Connelly, of Wynyard, and Darren Robert Jarvis, of Shorewell Park, were convicted of illegally fishing the Inglis River for whitebait, in separate incidents during 2022. Both men pleaded guilty before Magistrate Topfer in the Burnie Magistrates Court. Mr Connlley was convicted on all charges, sentenced to pay fines of...

Road maintenance in the 19 Lagoons
March 1, 2024

Road maintenance in the 19 Lagoons

Last year the Inland Fisheries Service (IFS) did much needed upgrades to the Lake Kay and Double Lagoon vehicle tracks in the 19 Lagoons. We have just completed further work on the tracks to maintain them in good order.

The base has been prepared for the new Little Pine Lagoon boat ramp concrete
March 1, 2024

Little Pine Lagoon boat ramp update

Work has started on the new Little Pine Lagoon boat ramp. The car park area is being built up to improve the grade of the ramp and will stop the car park flooding at high water levels. The work will include a concrete ramp and multi-level timber jetty providing better access, safety and amenity for...

Rob Freeman cleaned up at Angler Access sites.
Feb. 28, 2024

Clean Up Australia Day

Inland Fisheries staff tidied up angler access sites on the Tyenna River on Monday as part of Corporate Clean Up Australia Day.  Most sites on this popular river had been left clean by anglers although at some locations close to the road litter had been dropped from vehicles.