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February 2014 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Bernard Creed loads more rubbish into the ute as part of Business Clean Up Australia Day
Feb. 26, 2014

IFS participation in Business Clean Up Australia Day

The Inland Fisheries Service participated in Business Clean Up Australia Day on 25 February 2014. Teams of staff worked at Craigbourne Dam and Lake Crescent. At Craigbourne Dam the rubbish removed totalled approximately 150 kg, collected from two points around the dam. The rubbish mainly comprised of bottles and cans with one 44 gallon drum...

Chris Bowen with a good haul of carp from a 5 inch multi-mono gill net.
Feb. 25, 2014

Summer carp catches heating up

IFS staff on the Carp Management Program have been making the most of the warm, still conditions presented at Lake Sorell. They have been using a variety of techniques in a bid to remove the remaining population of carp from the lake. The slowly maturing carp have proved difficult to target and catch, as they...

The start of the Lake Fergus track.
Feb. 24, 2014

Lake Fergus walking route inspection

IFS staff recently inspected the Little Pine Lagoon to Lake Fergus walking route Lake Fergus brochure and map. Staff completed the return walk in 5.5 hours including checking a number of anglers at both Little Pine and Lake Fergus en-route. The route is in good condition with evidence of regular foot traffic taking advantage of...

Rocks placed on the Little Lake track to stabalise the surface.
Feb. 24, 2014

Little Lake track maintenance

Following the rerouting of the Gunns Lake to Little Lake 4wd track in 2013, the IFS, with the assistance of volunteers, has continued to monitor the condition of the track. When conditions permitted in February 2014, due to a record wet spring in 2013, IFS staff and volunteers inspected the track and undertook maintenance as...

Bradys Lake whitewater boat ramp closed between 3-31 March 2014
Feb. 24, 2014

Bradys Lake (Whitewater) boat ramp upgrade

Members of the public are advised the above works will commence on Monday 3 March 2014 and should be completed by Monday 31 March 2014 (weather permitting).The nature of the works will necessitate the launch area being closed during this period.The Bradys shack ramp will be open for use during the works. For more information...