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August 2014 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Father and daughter at Brumbys Creek
Aug. 11, 2014

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...

This map indicates the area affected by the closure.
Aug. 6, 2014

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.

One of the rainbow trout stocked into Lake Kara before the 2014/15 season opening.
Aug. 1, 2014

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...

Aug. 1, 2014

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.