August 2014 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive
Season 2014/15 off to a great start
Inland Fisheries Officers conducted patrols across the state to coincide with the opening of the 2014/15 angling season on Saturday 2 August. With many rivers impacted by flood and snow down to 300 metres, challenging conditions confronted anglers and officers alike. With hardy resolve both groups rose to the challenge with over 380 anglers checked...
Shale Rd access to the Mersey River reopened after weekend closure
The damage to the DPIPWE gauging station on the Mersey River has now been cleared. This means the access to the Mersey River via Shale Rd. has now been reopened.
Lake Kara stocked with Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout in time for season opening
Just in time for the opening of the 2014/15 angling season, Lake Kara has been stocked with some big fish. Today (1 August 2014) the IFS stocked 305 rainbow trout averaging 1.8 kg and 70 Atlantic salmon averaging 2.4 kg into Lake Kara. The fish were donated by Huon Aquaculture from their Springfield Hatchery. Anglers...
Access to Four Springs Lake cleared in time for opening weekend
Anglers will be pleased to hear that the trees fallen on the main access road to Four Springs Lake have been cleared. This popular fishery will be able to be accessed for the opening weekend of the 2014/15 season.