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July 2013 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Seb Horbushko of the IFS releasing into Tooms Lake an adult brown trout from the highland spawning runs.
July 18, 2013

Tooms Lake worth a try on opening weekend of new season

The reports from Tooms Lake last season were that it fished poorly. Of the lakes hit hard by the drought that broke in 2009, Tooms Lake was hit hardest. The IFS has progressively stocked this lake over the last four seasons but it appeared that the brown trout population was struggling to recover. This year...

Joe Mangan with the newly installed stile at the Tasman Highway Bridge on the Little Swanport River
July 15, 2013

Little Swanport River Angler Access

With the co-operation of the local land owner, angler access along the Little Swanport River between the Tasman Highway bridge and upstream has been improved with the construction of a new stile and sign. The stretch of river upstream from the bridge has been a popular spot for shore based anglers targeting black bream during...

The stocking of adult rainbow trout will please anglers who like to fish Lake Leake early in the season.
July 4, 2013

Lake Leake stocked with adult rainbow trout in preparation for the new season

On July 3, 2013, Inland Fisheries Service (IFS) stocked 900 rainbow trout from Springfield Hatcheries were released at Kalangadoo Bay, Lake Leake. The fish were between 900 and 1200 grams and in fantastic condition. Lake Leake is a popular fishing location, particularly for northern based anglers. The lake is popular with boating anglers and has...

The new iPhone App will help anglers find details of all aspects of the fishery where ever they are.
July 3, 2013

INFISH iPhone App

The Inland Fisheries Service launched its INFISH iPhone app this week. The app details where to fish, how to get there, up to date weather forecasts, regulations, fishing methods, observations and warnings for all waters, latest stocking details, latest news and buying a fishing licence. The Android version of the app is expected to be...