Inland Fisheries Service News

Little Pine Lagoon boat ramp and jetty
April 17, 2024

Little Pine Lagoon boat ramp open

The Little Pine Lagoon boat ramp and jetty is now open to the public. The water level in the lagoon is very low at -1.10 therefore anglers should exercise caution when navigating the lagoon to avoid damaging boats and disturbing sensitive weed beds. Please trim your motor up and observe the 5 knot speed limit and...

Break wall work area
April 17, 2024


Marine and Safety Tasmania on behalf of Hydro Tasmania wishes to advise members of the public works will commence on the Arthurs Lake Dam Wall Boat Ramp Break Wall  on Monday 15th April 2024 and weather permitting take 2 weeks to complete. The boat ramp and pontoon will operate as normal during this period however,...

Monster brown trout buck
April 15, 2024

Big brown buck caught at Nive River

Last weekend, 13 year old Will Morice captured this beauty.  Weighing in at 16 pounds (7.25kg) and 32 inches long (81.28cm). The big brown buck was caught using a Tassie devil lure at the Nive River. Congratulations Will!  Keep up the good work! Tight lines.

Hydro Tasmania
April 15, 2024

Woods Lake - blue green algae update

In 2023, we saw algal concentrations ramp up during Autumn and while we hope this doesn’t occur, it won’t be unexpected if this happens again and be assured we are monitoring the situation and implementing management advice from the expert scientific panel.  Why do we think this happened?  Woods Lake is pretty shallow with a...

Arthur River Estuary Perch
April 9, 2024

Arthur River Estuary Perch Population Assessment

Across five days in December 2023, IFS staff undertook a fisheries survey in the Arthur River, located on the NW coast of Tasmania. This survey was to assess the population of the protected native estuary perch (Percalates colonorum), which is only found in this river. Estuary perch are a slow growing species which can live...