November 2013 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive
New all level pontoon for Swan Bay boat ramp
Marine and Safety Tasmania has just installed a new pontoon at Great Lake's Swan Bay. This runs down the middle of the double width ramp and can be moved up and down the ramp as lake levels change. This is one of two prototypes (with the second being installed at Arthurs Lake dam wall) being...
Lake Augusta Dam Road improvements
Hydro Tasmania have recently repaired potholes and laid new gravel on the Lake Augusta Dam road. This has improved the road for the upcoming summer season of fishing in the Western Lakes area. All users should drive slowly to avoid damaging the road surface, to reduce road kill and potential damage to vehicles.
2013 Release of the TASMAP Highland Lakes Map and Angling Notes
The Central Highlands of Tasmania are a rugged area with impressive scenery and world class trout fishing in the thousands of lakes and tarns. The TASMAP Highland Lakes Map covers most of the plateau, it shows all of the lakes, how to get there along with launching facilities, accommodation, camping and caravan areas, fuel supplies...
Whitebait season finishes tonight - 11 November 2013
The 2013 whitebait fishing season which opened 1 October concludes at midnight tonight 11 November 2013. The season operates according to the Whitebait Fishery Management Plan 2011-2015 for a six week season 1 October to 11 November each year.
Blue-green algae (non-toxic) bloom at Craigbourne Dam
Tasmanian Irrigation conducts regular water quality monitoring at Craigbourne Dam. Last week (end of October 2013) the results of testing showed there was a bloom of blue-green algae at the dam.The results indicate that the bloom is currently non-toxic. Further testing will be undertaken this week (first week of November 2013)to monitor the situation. A...