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December 2013 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

A survey of Arthurs Lake's brown trout population was conducted in late September 2013.
Dec. 24, 2013

Arthurs Lake baseline survey 2013

During late September 2013 the IFS conducted a survey of Arthurs Lake's brown trout population. This survey will provide the baseline against which future management activities will be assessed. A technical report on this survey is now available here.

Australian Maritime College honours student Andrew Collings processing a carp from Edwardes Lake, Victoria.
Dec. 24, 2013

Preliminary trials testing the feasibility of long lines as a method to assist in carp eradication

European carp (Cyprinus carpio) were targeted in suburban Melbourne lakes using rod and line, as a preliminary test for determining the most effective hook type, size, and bait for catching carp using a long line. This study was conducted as an honours project for the Australian Maritime College (AMC). The long lines will be trailed...

The new improved boat ramp car park.
Dec. 23, 2013

IFS completes Bradys Lake Canal Bay boat ramp improvements

In response to representations from local shack owners and Bradys Lake anglers regarding congestion at the Canal Bay boat ramp the IFS has increased the area available for maneuvering vehicles and trailers and parking. The area adjacent to the ramp has been increased significantly, leveled, graded and graveled. IFS would like to thank Hydro Tasmania...

Dec. 23, 2013

Hydro Tasmania warning to anglers at Arthurs Lake

Hydro Tasmania and Marine and Safety Tasmania urge anglers to exercise caution at Arthurs Lake due to high water levels. Levels in Arthurs Lake are significantly higher than usual, which means power lines are closer than they would normally be to the surface of the water. Powerlines that cross the boat ramp at Pump House...

Dec. 23, 2013

Dee Lagoon Spillway Bay boat ramp maintenance

Maintenance work has commenced on the Spillway Bay boat ramp at Dee Lagoon. Funded by Marine and Safety Tasmania and authorised by Hydro Tasmania the work includes removal of submerged logs from the vicinity of the boat ramps, installation of foot wire on the timber landing and an increased parking and turning area. Works should...