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April 2014 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

A good conditioned brown trout caught during the survey.
April 30, 2014

Shannon Lagoon Fisheries Assessment Survey – April 2014

As part of the feasibility review for establishing Shannon Lagoon as a viable fishery, the Service undertook a survey to gain information on the trout and native fish populations of the lagoon. Over a three day period 7-9 April, a combination of box traps, fyke nets and electrofishing were used to capture primarily brown trout....

April 30, 2014

Marine and Safety Tasmania announce Recreational Boating Fund (RBF) forums

Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) have announced a series of public forums offering the boating community the opportunity to provide feedback on this year’s Recreational Boating Fund applications. The IFS commends MAST on the RBF which has seen significant investment into boating infrastructure around Tasmania’s premier fisheries. This year the IFS has submitted a number...

Jarrod Double being presented his prize by Neil Morrow.
April 28, 2014

Winner of the March junior licence holder prize draw

The winner of the Junior angler prize draw for March is Jarrod Double of Port Huon. The IFS have been drawing from the licence database a junior licenced angler for each month of the 2013/2014 angling season. Jarrod has been presented his prize of a spinning outfit and some other fishing accessories by IFS' Neil...

The new double lane boat ramp with centre pontoon nearing completion at Bradys Whitewater.
April 17, 2014

New Bradys Lake Whitewater Boat Ramp open to public

The new boat ramp at Brady Lake is nearing completion. Prior to Easter the pontoon was fitted and the ramp opened for public use. Finishing touches including handrails on the pontoon, grading and graveling of the car park, fitting of post caps and a navigation light will be completed over coming weeks. IFS would like...

Before and after the work done to improve an existing stile on the Lake River Angler Access.
April 7, 2014

Lake River Anglers Access maintenance

IFS staff have been out and about checking Anglers Access infrastructure on northern rivers and completing maintenance as required. One area that needed some work was on the Lake River downstream from the Macquarie Road bridge. This area has a lot of long grass and in some areas hawthorn and gorse had overgrown stiles and...