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Inland Fisheries Service News

Meander Valley Council sign at Brushy Lagoon
July 11, 2020

Brushy Lagoon algal bloom

Meander Valley Council have advised that blue green algae may be present in Brushy Lagoon. Further sampling will be undertaken to identify if the algae is toxic. As a precaution anglers should not drink from the lake, avoid unnecessary contact with the water and wash and cook fish thoroughly before consumption. Further information will be...

The 2020-21 angling licence with artwork by Trevor Hawkins
July 3, 2020

2020-21 Angling licences now available

The new fishing season will open on Saturday 1 August 2020 and with all of the good rainfall and the fish transfers that have been undertaken it is looking to be a great trout fishing season. There has never been a better time to explore our home state and the wide range of fishing on...

Macquarie Heads fishers
July 2, 2020

Tasmania recreational sea fishing survey

A new survey is calling on Tasmanians to put forward their views about the future of recreational sea fishing in our state. The For a Better Fishing Future Survey is the first step in developing a 10 year strategy to shape the state's fishing future. For more information and to undertake the survey go to the DPIPWE Marine...

The hon Guy Barnett MP with brown trout
June 30, 2020

Go trout fishing and win up to $50,000*

Before the start of the 2020-21 season, which begins on Saturday 1 August, five tagged brown trout will be released into lakes around Tasmania. One each into Arthurs Lake, Lake Burbury, yingina / Great Lake, Lake Pedder and Lake Rowallan. The tags are blue and have unique identifying details. Each tag is worth $10 000...

Lake Leake boat ramp and pontoon
June 29, 2020

Lake Leake on the rise!

Over the last week Lake Leake benefited from 80 mm of rain and has risen over half a metre. Consequently, most of the new pontoon is floating which will improve boat launching and access to the lake safely for the first time. It should be a cracker opening to the season on the 1st August...