November 2012 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

IFS compliance officer Adam Scurrah assisting with a boat retrieval at Bronte Lagoon.
Nov. 9, 2012

Compliance activity on the northern Tasmania long weekend

On the weekend of the 3rd to 5th of November IFS compliance team and Tasmania Police conducted patrols of the Central Plateau to coincide with the long weekend in northern Tasmania. Throughout the three days visits were made to Arthurs Lake, Penstock Lagoon, Woods Lake, Little Pine Lagoon, Pine Tier Lagoon, Bronte Lagoon, Bradys Lake,...

Chris Wisniewski at the symposium in the United States.
Nov. 8, 2012

Tasmanian carp eradication program taken to the international stage

The environmental damage caused by introduced pest fish species can never be underestimated. None more so than the European carp (Cyprinus carpio) with their detrimental impact on native fish populations and their often severe effect on the quality of our river and lake habitats. Since 1995 the Inland Fisheries Service has been tasked by Government...

Concerns over the fallen trees in the Tyenna River.
Nov. 7, 2012

Fallen trees, Tyenna River

Subsequent to recent harvesting operations near Marriots Falls on the Tyenna River a number of mature eucalyptus have fallen into the river. Norske Skog are working with the Forest Practices Authority and Parks and Wildlife Service to formulate the best approach to dealing with the trees whilst taking into consideration the sensitive natural values of...

Nov. 6, 2012

Tasmanian Irrigation's new website

Tasmanian Irrigation, Operators of Craigbourne Dam (South East Irrigation Scheme) and Huntsman Lake (Meander Scheme), have launched a new website. The site displays current information such as dam storage levels in percentages of full that may be of interest to anglers. The site can be found at:

Please wear your PFDs while boating and obey speed limits!
Nov. 1, 2012

If boating wear your PFDs and obey the speed limits

Inland Fisheries Service compliance officers are noting an increasing trend of anglers failing to wear personal floatation devices (PFDs) or life jackets as they were once called. It seems the deaths from drowning by anglers not wearing PFDs that occurred in the late 1990s and early 2000s have been forgotten. Not only is it illegal...