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January 2014 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

When you access the tracks on the western side of Great Lake slow down.
Jan. 15, 2014

Western shore of Great Lake access roads – take care and slow down

The IFS recently positioned cattle grids on tracks leading from the Highland Lakes Road to the western shore of Great Lake along Liawenee Plain. This is part of the agreement that has been negotiated with the new landowner who is preparing to fence the land so that his stock does not roam onto the busy...

Rainbow trout like this are on offer at Dee Lagoon in late summer.
Jan. 15, 2014

Dee Lagoon boat ramp maintenance completed

Maintenance work on the Dee Lagoon Spillway Bay boat ramp and an upgrade of the car park has now been completed. Funded by Marine and Safety Tasmania and authorised by Hydro Tasmania, the work included removal of submerged logs from the vicinity of the boat ramps, installation of foot wire on the timber landing and...

A young well conditioned brown trout, typical of the fish currently being caught at Arthurs Lake.
Jan. 15, 2014

Jonah Bay boat ramp repairs

With the lake level finally beginning to fall at Arthurs Lake the IFS has taken the opportunity to repair the Jonah Bay boat ramp. Erosion from high water levels and wind action created a hole in the gravel at the top of the Jonah Bay boat ramp. Some reinforcing steel that was protruding has been...

The iconic Break O'Day River has had years of low trout numbers, stocking may help this once famous river fishery recover.
Jan. 13, 2014

Helping rivers on road to recovery

In 2013 the IFS investigated the current status of a suite of river fisheries across the state. As part of this investigation several rivers with regional representation were electrofished in a survey during February 2013. The findings of the survey showed depletion of river brown trout populations across the state and that the most likely...

Toby Murray with his new spin outfit.
Jan. 9, 2014

Winners of the December junior licence holder prize draw

Congratulations to Toby Murray from Devonport. Toby is the December winner of the junior licence holder monthly draw for the 2013/2014 season. We hope Toby takes advantage of the fine weather at present and tries out his new rod and reel.