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Inland Fisheries Service News

Oct. 27, 2020

Carp Management Program Annual Report 2019-20

After a quarter of a century, Tasmania is on the cusp of finally being free of European carp. Estimates leading into spring 2020 indicate that there are less than 5 carp remaining in Lake Sorell, and to date there have been 41 496 removed from the lake. Find out all about the 2019-20 season and how...

Oct. 22, 2020

Nineteen Lagoons gate opened today

Parks and Wildlife advise that they opened the Nineteen Lagoons gate to the Western Lakes at Lake Augusta this morning. The Double Lagoon boat ramp, Lake Kay, Talinah and Pillans-Julian tracks are still closed.

One happy angler - Fiona Batterham with $10 000 trout from Lake Rowallan
Oct. 20, 2020

12-year-old angler claims $10k Tagged Trout

A 12-year-old girl from Selbourne in northern Tasmania has won $10k as part of Inland Fisheries Service’s (IFS) Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion, during the 2020-21 angling season. Member of Westbury Angling Club and Tagged Trout Promotion recipient, Fiona Batterham caught the tagged trout at Lake Rowallan at 11:15am on Sunday 18 October, which also marked...

Lake Sorell is to be closed to complete carp eradication
Oct. 19, 2020

Temporary closure of Lake Sorell to finish off carp

After 25 years Tasmania is on the cusp of being carp free. It is estimated that there are now less than 5 carp remaining in Lake Sorell. In order to continue intensive fishing effort to remove and eradicate any remaining carp, a temporary closure of Lake Sorell is required. This closure will occur from Monday...

The Bryan family had fun at Frombergs Dam near Ulverstone
Oct. 19, 2020

Great fun had by all at Gone Fishing Day

Sunday 18th October 2020 was Gone Fishing Day. Four junior angling events were held around the state at Ulverstone, Latrobe, Cressy and Bushy Park. Hundreds of junior anglers and their families took advantage of the free fishing and perfect weather to make a great family day out. We worked with Anglers Alliance Tasmania to stock...