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Inland Fisheries Service News

The Tasmanian Inland Fishing Code 2019-20 - front cover
July 19, 2019

A correction to the Tasmanian Inland Fishing Code 2019-20

There is a mistake in the printed version of the Tasmanian Inland Fishing Code 2019-20. On page 27 – it says: Lake fisheries rules a minimum size limit of 300 mm a daily bag limit of 12 fish open to all fishing methods a season of 3/8/19 - 3/5/20 Examples: Arthurs Lake, Bronte Lagoon, Lake...

Darwin Dam boat ramp at Lake Burbury will be rebuilt
July 4, 2019

Boat ramps to be upgraded at inland waters

MAST have announced successful applications to the Recreational Boating Fund for 2019. Four inland projects that have been funded in this round: Darwin Dam Lake Burbury – rebuild the launching area Wilmot (Lake Barrington) - new pontoons at boat ramp Lake Leake boat ramp – new pontoon Millbrook Rise (River Derwent) - pontoon extension These...

Penstock Lagoon - exciting mayfly fishing in Tasmania's Central Highlands
July 3, 2019

Penstock Lagoon - video

Penstock Lagoon is a small water storage located in the Central Highlands. Nestled in native woodlands, with grassy shorelines, the lagoon is protected from the prevailing westerly winds. The maximum depth is 1.8 metres but much of the lagoon is around 1 metre deep. The shallow clear water promotes good aquatic plant growth and insect...

July 1, 2019

A new bridge at Tumbledown Creek

Message from Hydro Tasmania: Tumbledown Creek bridge was closed in 2018 due to structural deterioration. This closure has prevented access to Little Lake and Gunns Lake. We are pleased to inform you that Hydro Tasmania and TasNetworks have now replaced the bridge, and it can be used by the public. The road still remains as...

Weighing and measuring brown trout at the River Derwent fish trap, Lake King William
June 28, 2019

Winter work - preparing for the coming trout season

We are lucky here in Tasmania that we have an abundance of wild brown trout. Over the winter months, Inland Fisheries Service officers have been actively trapping the adult brown trout spawning runs on the Central Plateau. This enables the collection of valuable data that allows a long-term look at fish stocks in each lake....