Inland Fisheries Service News

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March 27, 2020

Closure of Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service managed land

​The Tasmanian Government has determined that our community should limit unnecessary travel during the COVID-19 pandemic therefore all National Parks and reserved land managed by Parks and Wildlife Service is closed to public access until further notice. This means that NO FISHING can occur on this land from midnight Thursday 26 March 2020. This includes...

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March 24, 2020

Lake Burbury Thureau Hills Boat Ramp Upgrade

TIMBER WALKWAY INSTALLATION Members of the public are advised weather permitting the installation of a timber walkway will commence on Monday 16th March 2020 and should be completed by Thursday 9th April 2020. The nature of the works will require the lake level to be lowered and the boat ramp to be closed during this...

The Honourable Guy Barnett MP (Minister for Primary Industries and Water) with John Diggle (Director of Inland Fisheries) at the Trout Weekend 2019
March 23, 2020

Cancellation of Trout Weekend 2020

Due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19 and following the Federal Government’s ban on outdoor gatherings of over 500 people, Trout Weekend 2020 will not be going ahead. The Inland Fisheries Service has reluctantly taken this measure, as this is an important event for anglers and the Central Highlands community alike. The Trout Fishing...

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March 10, 2020

The willow war on the Tyenna ramps up

The work of Willow Warriors and local residents continues to help restore one of Tasmania’s premier trout-fishing rivers, the Tyenna. On Monday 2 March, eight Willow Warriors joined Derwent Catchment Project staff for the first working bee to control upstream willows on the Tyenna and its tributaries near Maydena. This working bee focused on controlling...

March 10, 2020

Lake Echo Power Station - Test water release

As part of a trial for upcoming works at Lake Echo Power Station, Hydro Tasmania will be releasing a higher than normal flow along the Dee River from Lake Echo on the 11th & 12th of March. During this time there will be increased water flow down the Dee River into Dee Lagoon. To ensure...