Inland Fisheries Service News

Feb. 12, 2020

Meander Dam boat ramp - Low lake level

Meander Dam storage level is currently at 36%. At this level the boat ramp is unusable for some boats and vehicles.  User discretion is required – please exercise caution when using the ramp.

Lake Sorell
Feb. 7, 2020

Lake Sorell re-opens tomorrow!

Tomorrow, 8 February 2020, the public and anglers will again be able to access Lake Sorell. This is a major milestone in the Carp Management Program (CMP) but it is not the completion of the CMP and further periods of closure will be required at times to achieve eradication. Some things to know: The intense...

Lake Sorell
Feb. 5, 2020

Welcome back Lake Sorell

From this Saturday, 8 February 2020, the public and anglers will again be able to access Lake Sorell. This will allow trout fishing for the remainder of the 2019‑20 brown trout season, which closes 3 May 2020. The intense carp fishing effort has reduced the trout population but we expect it to rebuild naturally over...

Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) logo
Feb. 5, 2020

Lake Leake Pontoon Installation

Members of the public are advised, weather permitting, the installation of a pontoon at the public boat ramp will commence on Tuesday 11 February 2020 and should be completed by Friday 13 March 2020. The nature of the works will require the boat ramp to be closed during this period. Alternative boat launching is available just past the boat...

Lake Mikany with the Angler Access sign in the foreground
Jan. 30, 2020

Mikany Dam upgrade begins

TasWater is upgrading Mikany Dam and site preparation starts in February 2020. For safety while upgrading, TasWater is closing Mikany Dam, including Lake Mikany. Weather depending, the project is expected to be completed by the end of August 2021. The upgrade will give Smithton, Stanley and Irishtown greater water surety into the future. The dam,...