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December 2014 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Dec. 24, 2014

Cethana Power Station refurbishment

Between January and October 2015 Hydro Tasmania will undertake a major refurbishment at Cethana Power Station. During this time construction activity will result in increased traffic in the area. This may cause intermittent traffic delays at certain times on Claude Road (C136) from Lake Cethana to Sheffield, Sheffield Road, Railton Road, the Bass Highway and...

Buying a full season licence could net someone a Ford Ranger, great Christmas present.
Dec. 23, 2014

An angling licence would make a great present!

If you are looking for a last minute present for a friend or loved one consider buying an angling licence which will also give them the chance to go in the draw for new Ford Ranger. Summer is a great time to get out with family and friends and go trout fishing. There are lots...

The final day of the fly fishing unit held at Weasel Plains Dam, with unit coordinator Ryan Thomas, Inland Fisheries officer Jonah Yick, fly fishing instructors, and some of the students
Dec. 17, 2014

IFS supports fly fishing program at the Bothwell District High School

The IFS is often asked to assist with various programs and events run at schools around Tasmania. For the past two years IFS staff have assisted the Bothwell District High School with a fly fishing unit as part of an outdoor education program in Term four. A donation of five complete fly fishing outfits has...

Carp team member Robert Cordwell assisting with adjustments.
Dec. 17, 2014

Maintaining good water quality in Lake Crescent

Carp Team members recently made some adjustments to outflow screens at Lake Sorell to enable an increase in the transfer of water into Lake Crescent. With the increase in angler activity and catches in Lake Crescent this season, IFS has been endeavoring to keep Lake Crescent as high as possible for anglers as well as...

Dr. Elise Furlan overseeing the filtration of water samples for collection of carp DNA
Dec. 17, 2014

Lake Sorell chosen as site for national eDNA trials

Last week, scientists from the University of Canberra collaborated with the Inland Fisheries Service in developing a framework for estimating the sensitivity of environmental DNA detection to inform sampling regimes. Dr. Elise Furlan, the project leader/Postdoctoral fellow in Molecular Ecology was accompanied by her supervisors Professor Richard Duncan and Dr. Dianne Gleeson on a visit...