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August 2013 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

The barrier net installed during April this year has been stopping fish exiting the lake down the spillway.
Aug. 26, 2013

Barrier net saves fish leaving Four Springs Lake

The new installation of barrier net on the Four Springs Lake spillway was inspected by IFS staff during the week. Four Springs Lake is at maximum capacity and has a large flow going down the spillway.The net was found to be working effectively with no fish found downstream of it.The net is a barrier net...

Fisheries Lane Brumbys Creek re-opened
Aug. 26, 2013

Fisheries Lane Brumbys Creek re-opens

Fisheries Lane at Brumbys creek has been re-opened to traffic again. It was closed last week due to heavy rain but has dried out enough to allow vehicles on it again. Anglers are asked to drive slowly to minimise road damage as there are still several wet areas on the road.

The footbridge that sits idle most of the time really pays for itself in times of spill such as now (August 2013).
Aug. 26, 2013

Little Pine Lagoon spilling

Anglers must at time wonder why IFS placed the foot bridge below the dam wall at Little Pine Lagoon. The bridge is the starting point for access to the western shore of the lagoon and the walking track to Lake Fergus. For most of the year it sits high and dry with no water flowing...

The eroded walkway to the Four Springs Lake main jetty has been repaired.
Aug. 22, 2013

Four Springs Lake jetty access repaired

Damage to jetty walkway repaired. IFS staff have repaired holes eroded in the walkway to the Four Springs Lake jetty. High water and wave action had eroded parts of the path. The hole resulting from the erosion has been filled with aggregate and concrete.

Tim Browning of the IFS releasing one of the 1,800 salmon stocked into Craigbourne Dam, 20 August 2013.
Aug. 21, 2013

Craigbourne Dam gets another salmon stocking

Yesterday (20 August 2013) Craigbourne Dam was stocked with Atlantic salmon kindly donated by SALTAS from their hatchery at Wayatinah. A total of 1,800 salmon were stocked and had an average weight of 1.5 kg. The weights ranged from 500 grams to 3 kg. Anglers need to remember this is a shared resource with no...