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December 2012 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

The wilful damage of trees such as this taints the reputation of anglers and jeopardises access to fishing spots.
Dec. 12, 2012

Bait collection gives anglers a bad name

Bait fishers damaging and killing trees in search of wattle grubs gives all anglers a bad name. These trees are at Kentish Park, Lake Barrington, a popular public reserve. This sort of behaviour puts the IFS relationship with land managers and future stocking at risk. All bait anglers should collect bait legally before arriving at...

Much need work has been undertaken on the road between Lake Botsford and Lake Kay making it accessible by two wheel drive vehicles.
Dec. 11, 2012

Maintenance to the road into Lake Kay

Maintenance to Lake Kay road between Lake Botsford car park and Lake Kay car park has been completed. IFS has spent approx $8000 to fill potholes, improve drainage, repair the road surface and parking areas. The road is now passable to 2wd vehicles at low speeds. Further maintenance after next winter will be considered if...

Major extension at the Brandum bay boat ramp will allow access at a greater range of levels at Great Lake.
Dec. 11, 2012

Extension to Brandum Bay boat ramp at Great Lake

Work has commenced on extensions to the Brandum Bay boat ramp at Great Lake. Funded by MAST's Recreational Boating Fund the works include an additional 20 meters of dual lane concrete ramp, additional parking and upgrade of the access road. The ramp will be closed until Friday 14 December 2012.

Salmon of this size are plentifulp supply and Craigbourne Dame and Meadowbank Lake.
Dec. 10, 2012

The last of the year's run of salmon but still plenty out there!

During the last week of November the IFS delivered 350 Atlantic salmon to Craigbourne Dam and 400 to Meadowbank Lake. These fish averaged 2.5 kg and were donated by Tassal. This is the last of a series of stockings courtesy of the commercial salmon industry for 2012. In the heat of summer it is not...

Works undertaken by the IFS to improve access into Double Lagoon.
Dec. 7, 2012

Maintenance to the road into Double Lagoon

If you ventured into the Nineteen Lagoon area of the Western Lakes during the second week of December 2012 you would have noticed machinery undertaking maintenance to the road heading into Double Lagoon. With funding assistance from MAST the Inland Fisheries Service has undertaken maintenance on the Double Lagoon road and access to the lake...