March 2014 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Josh Hall receives his prize pack from the IFS' Neil Morrow.
March 27, 2014

Winner of the January junior licence holder prize draw

Josh Hall from Rocherlea was the winner of the Junior angler prize draw for January. Josh was very happy to receive his prize pack. A junior licence holder (14-17 years of age) is drawn from the licence data base each month for the 2013/14 angling season.

The search for carp in the Clyde River during 2014, no carp found for the 18th year in a row.
March 26, 2014

Clyde River carp survey

On 25 March the Carp Management Team conducted the annual downstream survey of the Clyde River. The object of this exercise is to check that the river system below lakes' Crescent and Sorell remains carp-free. Sites were sampled using backpack electro-fishing gear around Hamilton and upstream and downstream of Bothwell. The river had a good...

Terry Byard addresses the NRM delegation
March 19, 2014

Presentation to National NRM Delegation

A national delegation of Natural Resource Management Groups recently visited Tasmania to look at NRM projects in the state. During the visit, the large group stopped off at the Ramsar site at Lake Crescent where IFS and Carp team member Terry Byard, provided an overview of recent environmental work undertaken with the Derwent Catchment NRM...

One of the new navigation lights installed under the joint project between Hydro Tasmania, MAST and IFS.
March 19, 2014

Lighting the way for safety on the water

Hydro Tasmania, Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) and the Inland Fisheries Service (IFS) have joined forces to improve safety on the water for anglers. The three organisations have installed navigation lights at 30 of the state’s most popular fishing spots, managed by Hydro Tasmania. “Anglers had expressed concern about the lack of navigational aids on...

Construction of the new ramp and facilities at Bradys Lake
March 14, 2014

Bradys Lake Whitewater boat ramp takes shape

Work has commenced on construction of the new boat ramp at Bradys Lake Whitewater. Funded by Marine And Safety Tasmania (MAST) Recreational Boating Fund and Hydro Tasmania with in-kind support from Central Highlands Council this project will deliver a dramatic improvement for boat launching at Bradys Lake, one of Tasmania’s most popular trout fisheries. Construction...