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Inland Fisheries Service News

Pumphouse Point sign
July 30, 2021

St Clair Lagoon anglers access

The IFS has completed a new suite of information to assist anglers to access St Clair Lagoon. New signage at the Pumphouse Point car park, additional track makers along the Fishermans Trail and a new fact sheet have been completed.  Whilst anglers are welcome to fish St. Clair Lagoon and Derwent Basin via the Fishermans...

Releasing a $2000 tagged trout
July 30, 2021

Trout fishing season outlook 2021-22

The new angling season starts on Sunday 1 August 2021 with most brown trout waters opening on Saturday 7 August. With the good winter rain, water levels will be high and there is likely to be exciting fishing right from the start. The trout will be in close feasting on food along the flooded edges....

July 29, 2021

Lake Mikany update from Taswater

The Lake Mikany Dam site has been temporarily closed to the public for Safety Upgrade.   The upgrade involves major works on the dam wall, requiring operation of heavy machinery in restricted areas. Due to safety concerns for the public and our contractors, unfortunately access will remain closed until the project is completed by October 2022.

A tagged wild adult brown trout being released into the River Derwent
July 29, 2021

River Derwent tagged trout research

We recently tagged 400 wild adult brown trout and released them into the River Derwent above Bridgewater. Each trout has a single green tag with a four-digit number. We are going to use these fish to investigate the movements and growth of brown trout in the River Derwent. They will also tell us how easy...

July 21, 2021

Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion 50 fish = $100,000

This year we are doubling the amount of prize money to be won in the Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion. Fifty tagged brown trout will be released into waters around Tasmania for the 2021-22 Angling Season. Each tag is worth $2,000* to the angler that returns the fish to the Inland Fisheries Service (*conditions apply). The...