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December 2013 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Craigbourne Dam closed over the Christmas period
Dec. 18, 2013

Craigbourne Dam closed over Christmas

Tasmanian Irrigation advises that Craigbourne Dam in Tasmania's South East will remain closed over the Christmas period due to the presence of an algal bloom. TI has continued weekly monitoring of the naturally occurring bloom and tests continue to show blue-green algae cell counts at high alert levels. The dam remains closed to all recreational...

One of the new navigation lights, installed at Lake Barrington.
Dec. 17, 2013

Installation of Navigation Lights continues

The installation of navigation lights continues with installation complete at Lake Barrington (Wilmot, Weeks Reach and Kentish Park boat ramps), Dee Lagoon (Spillway Bay), Lake Echo (Dam wall) and Lake Pedder (Edgar Dam and Scotts Peak boat ramps) completed. The lights are a solar powered white beacon that have a range of 5 nautical miles...

Mathew Crawford of Ridgeway with his prize, a new spin outfit.
Dec. 16, 2013

Winner of the November junior angler draw

Mathew Crawford of Ridgeway is the winner of the November junior angler prize draw. Mathew received a new spin outfit and some other fishing goodies. This is a monthly prize draw and will continue till April.

The near completed access point on the track to Canal Bay, Great Lake.
Dec. 3, 2013

Access assured to western shore of Great Lake with installation of cattle grids

The installation of the grids, fencing together with access signage are fulfilling an access agreement between the new landholder of the area Mr. Peter Downie and the IFS to maintain access. During the last week of November 2013 the IFS is installing cattle grids and signage to access roads on the western shore of Great...

Dec. 3, 2013

Craigbourne Dam to remain closed due to blue-green algae bloom - Do not visit!

Tasmanian Irrigation advises that Craigbourne Dam in Tasmania's South East will remain closed to the public due to the presence of a blue-green algal bloom. The dam is closed to all recreational activities, including fishing as the naturally occurring algae remains at elevated levels. TI Chief Executive Chris Oldfield said that members of the public...