February 2013 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Brett Mawbey with a ute load of rubbish collected from Craigbourne Dam.
Feb. 27, 2013

IFS cleans up Craigbourne Dam and Arthurs Lake as part of Business Cleanup Australia Day

Tuesday 26 February 2013 the IFS sent out two teams to clean up two of the more popular fisheries in Tasmania. One team cleaned the shores of Craigbourne Dam and managed to fill a ute tray full of bags of rubbish. Another team visited Arthurs and Woods lakes with two ute trays and a trailor...

The long extended ramp at Brandums Bay gives access to Great Lake at all water levels.
Feb. 26, 2013

Brandum Bay Boat Ramp upgrade and extension complete

During February 2013 the finishing touches have been put on the Brandum Bay Boat Ramp upgrade and extension. Funded by MAST’s Recreational Boating Fund and project managed by IFS the extension has seen an additional 25 metres of concrete infill to join the two existing sections of the ramp. Recent works have included grading and...

A trailer load of rubbish removed from the Broad River during business clean up day 2010.
Feb. 19, 2013

Business Clean Up Australia Day 26 February 2013

The Inland Fisheries Service will be participating in Business Clean Up Australia Day on 26 February 2013. The IFS has participated in this event for the last five years choosing different venues each year. This year Craigbourne Dam in the South and Arthurs Lake in the Central Highlands will be the venues. Previously the Derwent...

Lake Crescent has been closed to bait fishing since reopened to angling in 2004.
Feb. 15, 2013

Reminder - bait fishing prohibited at Lake Crescent

The Service has received recent information indicating that some anglers have been fishing Lake Crescent using natural bait. Anglers are reminded that Lake Crescent is restricted to the use of artificial lures and fly fishing only and that bait fishing has been prohibited since the lake reopened in 2004.

The Mersey River is the most popular river on the Northwest coast and soon to have greater access.
Feb. 15, 2013

Mersey River Anglers Access project well underway

Following months of negotiations with landowners and extensive property surveys installation work on the Mersey River Anglers Access project is well advanced. This project - the eighth river access project to date - has been made possible with a grant from the Tasmanian Community Fund and the oversight of Anglers Alliance Tasmania. Project Manager Neil...