Inland Fisheries Service News

Lake Mikany boat ramp
May 15, 2024

Lake Mikany boat ramp complete

We are pleased to report that the Lake Mikany boat ramp is now complete and will be available for use at the start of the 2024-25 season. The dry autumn and subsequent low lake level provided an opportunity for the ramp to be built to a lower level than originally anticipated. We would like to thank...

Julia and Izzy enjoying planting day
May 13, 2024

Successful planting day on the Tyenna

On Saturday 11 May, eight enthusiastic volunteers including Izzy Tiggelaven, our youngest volunteer ever, enjoyed planting 244 native trees, shrubs and grasses along the Tyenna River at Maydena. This work is part of the ongoing rehabilitation of the Tyenna River by the Inland Fisheries Service, Derwent Catchment Project and SFM Lenah Estate. Planting included blackwood, hakea...

May 6, 2024

Cancellation of 2024 Trout Weekend

Due to the recent dry conditions and a limited/uncertain rain forecast for the coming weeks, the Inland Fisheries Service (IFS) advise that the Liawenee trout weekend, scheduled for 18 and 19 May, has been cancelled. Cancellation of trout weekend was not an easy decision, and we appreciate that there will be many disappointed anglers, community members...

Tree planting
May 6, 2024

Willow Warriors working bee

Hello Willow Warriors, Our next working bee will be at 9.30am on Saturday 11th May on the Tyenna River at Junee Road Bridge, Maydena. This working bee will have a different approach to normal as we rehabilitate a section of riverbank upstream of Maydena.  The aim is to get 200 plants in the ground to help...

Rex Campbell with a nice Lake Crescent brown trout
April 23, 2024

Most inland waters close but there are still opportunities to fish through winter.

Most brown trout waters close at 11.59 pm on Sunday 28 April 2024.  A number of inland waters around Tasmania are still open. Refer to the Tasmanian Inland Fishing Code 2023-24 ( or go to the Infish app 2.0 to see where you can fish through autumn and into winter.