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September 2013 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Whitebait season starts 1st October, licences can now be bought online.
Sept. 27, 2013

The 2013 whitebait season starts Tuesday 1 October

You can now purchase your whitebait licence online for the upcoming season. Whitebait season runs from Tuesday 1 October 2013 to Monday 11 November 2013 and you must have a licence to take whitebait. To get started, click on the following link: https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/ols/purchase-transaction Select, Purchase a New Licence Enter, Your Name and Date of Birth...

A set of waters known and managed for rainbow trout open this weekend (28 September 2013). Photo courtesy Adrian Webb
Sept. 27, 2013

Rainbow trout waters open midnight tonight

Whilst the majority of rivers and lake opened on 3 August 2013 for the 2013/2014 angling season, there are a few that remain closed until the Saturday 28 September 2013. These waters are known as rainbow trout waters and close 1 June 2014. These waters are; Junction Lake, Lake Meston, Lake Youd, Dee Lagoon, Lake...

The upgraded ramp at Austins Ferry will be well used by those who fish for searun trout and bream.
Sept. 27, 2013

An upgrade to Austins Ferry boat ramp

The popular, well used boat ramp at Austins Ferry has recently received a significant upgrade. The new pontoon was jointly funded by MAST and Glenorchy City Council at a total cost $102,000. The upgrade replaces the aging 6 m x 3 m pontoon that existed previously with a new pontoon, which at 19 metres long...

The second annual Tiger Trail Festival is onthis weekend 20-22 September 2013
Sept. 19, 2013

Tiger Trail festival to celibrate links with the Tasmanian Tiger

Community groups and businesses in the upper Derwent Valley are again banding together to celebrate the links that the area has with the Tasmanian Tiger. Across the weekend of 20th to 22nd September the second Tiger Trail Festival will take place in the upper Derwent Valley. Townships and individual businesses from Bushy Park, Westerway, National...

The Expo and the Brumbys Creek fishing competition always attract a crowd.
Sept. 18, 2013

The 2013 Tasmanian Trout and Outdoor Expo

The 9th Annual Bendigo Bank/LAFM 2013 Tasmanian Trout and Outdoor Expo is on this weekend from Saturday 21st to Sunday 22nd September. Gates open at 8am and close at 4pm. At Brumby’s Creek Cressy the annual fishing competition will be held. Catch Travis the tagged rainbow trout and win $10,000.00 or win the fishing pack...