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July 2013 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Jonah Yick of IFS releasing two trophy sized fish into Craigbourne Dam. Photo courtesy of John Huskins
July 29, 2013

Large rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon stocked into Craigbourne Dam

On the 26 July 2013, 150 Atlantic salmon and 150 rainbow trout were stocked into Craigbourne Dam, courtesy of Huon Aquaculture's Springfield Hatcheries. These trophy-sized fish ranged from 2 to 4 kg in weight, and were in exceptional condition. Fish of these size put up a tough and exciting fight when caught, and quite often...

The installation of new signage and stiles is part of the ongoing maintenance of Anger Access projects
July 29, 2013

Anglers access maintenance and improvements on northern rivers

During the closed season IFS staff have taken the opportunity to inspect, maintain and improve anglers access on northern rivers including the Lake, Macquarie, Meander and Leven and Brumbys Creek. Works included installation of a new footbridge downstream from Woolmers Bridge, upgrades to electric fence insulators, weed slashing and a 2 km extension to access...

Quarantine staff getting some training from IFS staff.
July 29, 2013

Inland Fisheries Service provides training for Quarantine Tasmania

Inland Fisheries Service staff recently attended a training course for Quarantine officers at the DPIPWE Prospect offices. Due to the close working relationship between the IFS and Quarantine Tasmania, information towards the regulations based around the importation of freshwater fish, mollusc, and crustacean species were provided. The topics covered during the presentation to Quarantine staff...

IFS' Rob Cordwell demonstrating electrofishing techniques
July 29, 2013

Backpack electrofisher training course for IFS staff

Inland fisheries staff attended an internal training session on the efficient and safe use of backpack electrofishers. The course was run by the Senior Carp Technical Officer and the Senior Fisheries Management Officer, and consisted of a theory and practical session at the New Norfolk headquarters and the Plenty Salmon ponds, respectively. IFS staff were...

IFS' Adam Scurrah releasing a large Atlantic salmon into Brushy Lagoon.
July 29, 2013

Lake Barrington and Brushy Lagoon stocked with big rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon

Last week (third week in July) the IFS stocked Lake Barrington and Brushy Lagoon with ex-brood stock Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout. These fish were kindly donated by Huon Aquaculture from their Springfield Hatchery. Both the Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout averaged 3 kg, ranging between two and four kilograms. One hundred and fifty of...