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Oct. 14, 2021

Talk trout Tasmania

Would you like to understand what it takes to maintain a trophy brown trout fishery in Lake Crescent or how Arthurs Lake is recovering from the millennial drought. Maybe you would like to know how the creel data  we collect is used to manage the fishery or what the future looks like for Lake Sorell....

Campbell, Murray & Millie Bird enjoyed the day at the Bushy Park junior angling pond.
Oct. 11, 2021

Junior anglers hooked.

As part of national Gone Fishing Day over 420 kids went fishing at junior angler dams around Tasmania. The days events, coordinated by volunteers through local angling clubs and supported by Anglers Alliance Tasmania and the Inland Fisheries Service proved very popular. For some kids it was the first time they had cast a line...

Oct. 8, 2021

Carp Management Program achieving positive results

Tasmania’s world-leading carp eradication program is achieving very encouraging results. In the past year, only three carp were captured in Lake Sorell by the Inland Fisheries Service and it appears that few, if any, now remain. Extensive fishing efforts were undertaken during spring and summer 2020-21 and three carp were removed – one female and...

Family fun fishing
Oct. 7, 2021

This Sunday is an angling licence free day!

This Sunday, 10 October, is an angling licence free day! An angling licence will not be required for anyone wanting to fish inland waters in Tasmania on this day. It is a great time to try trout fishing. It is also national Gone Fishing Day with junior angling events happening across Tasmania, it is a...

Oct. 4, 2021

Gone Fishing Day

Sunday 10 October is national Gone Fishing Day. Grab a friend and try trout fishing. With junior angling events happening across Tasmania, Gone Fishing Day a great opportunity for those 17 years and under to catch a truly wild, wily trout. Plus – Gone Fishing Day is an angling licence free day! An angling licence...