Inland Fisheries Service News

Aug. 11, 2022

Oatlands the place to be on the weekend August 13-14

Old meets new in the historic township of Oatlands with the annual Heritage and Bullock Festival weekend on Saturday August 13 and Sunday August 14. Trades from a bygone era, crafts and bullock trains down the main street will mix with the brand new $14 million Callington Mill Whisky distillery, making it a visit sure...

Tony O'Shannessy with his $2 000 trout
Aug. 9, 2022

$2 000 tagged trout caught at Curries

Tony O'Shannessy has been fishing his local water, Curries River Reservoir, trying to catch one of the prized tagged trout over the last year. The fishing season at Curries River Reservoir reopened on Saturday 6 August and Tony was back out on his kayak looking for the elusive tagged trout. He caught 34 trout over...

Tarraleah power station
Aug. 8, 2022

Update on the Tarraleah hydropower scheme from Hydro Tasmania

For over 80 years, Tarraleah has been one of Tasmania’s most important power schemes and an icon of the Derwent Valley. Tarraleah is an important part of Hydro Tasmania’s Battery of the Nation project which is looking to upgrade to the existing hydropower system and add new pumped hydro in the future.  Hydro Tasmania has been...

Anglers talking to Fisheries Officers at the traffic stop on Highland Lakes Rd on Sunday
Aug. 8, 2022

Brown trout season opening weekend multi-agency traffic operation in the Highlands

Tasmania Police led a multi-agency traffic operation on the Central Highlands with the assistance of other government enforcement agencies on Sunday 7 August. Officers from Tasmania Police, Inland Fisheries, Transport Safety, Parks and Wildlife and Wildlife Operations  conducted random breath tests, drug tests, vehicle checks, wildlife, firearms enforcement as well as inland fisheries inspections of motorists,...

Jayden Slater with a sea run brown trout on the River Derwent
Aug. 8, 2022

Brown trout opening weekend report 2022

The 2022-23 brown trout season kicked off over the weekend. Thousands of anglers took to waters around the state to celebrate the most anticipated trout fishing day of the year. Recent rainfall ensured good fishing conditions, and this was reflected in angler catches. Nine teams of Inland Fisheries, Parks and Wildlife, Marine and Safety Tasmania...