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December 2014 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Dec. 15, 2014

AAT announces funding for South Esk Anglers Access Project

Anglers Alliance Tasmania (AAT) chairman Gary France announced today that the Tasmanian Community Fund has confirmed a $60,000 grant towards an Anglers Access project on the South Esk River. This project will be the 10th major river in Tasmania to benefit from the Anglers Access programme. AAT will work closely with the Inland Fisheries Service...

Dec. 15, 2014

Buy a licence – don’t get caught

It has been a busy six months for compliance at the IFS with1,418 angling licences and 188 whitebait licences checked from 1 July to 12 December 2014. A total of 38 people have been caught fishing without a licence. 32 Fisheries Infringement Notices issued for 42 offences 31 Infringement Notices endorsed as conditional cautions issued...

Joe Mangan with the rubbish collected from one of the River Derwent Angler Access sites
Dec. 11, 2014

Volunteers clean up River Derwent

Volunteers have provided great support to the River Derwent Anglers Access project and have undertaken sign and stile installation, brush cutting and rubbish collection. On Wednesday 10th December a dedicated effort was made to clean up a number of sites which have suffered from years of neglect and accumulated rubbish. Rubbish is frequently identified by...

Dec. 2, 2014

Winners of the IFS Highland Bushfest draw

The Inland Fisheries Service attended the inaugural Highlands Bushfest that was held on 15 & 16 November at Bothwell Recreation Ground. It was a great weekend that celebrated and showcased the Central Highlands region and its unique outdoors pursuits– fishing, hunting, camping and other adventure activities. It also highlighted local food and beverage, tourism, arts...