May 2014 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Brett Mawbey of the IFS releasing one of the 400 big salmon into Brushy Lagoon.
May 29, 2014

Big salmon stocked at Brushy Lagoon

Today (29 May 2014) the IFS stocked 400 Atlantic salmon into Brushy Lagoon. The fish donated by Petuna Aquaculture from their Cressy farm averaged five kilograms in weight and ranged from three to eight kilograms. Anglers are reminded that there is a five fish bag limit at Brushy Lagoon with only two permitted to be...

An illegal whitebait trap. Poachers have recently received large fines for using such equipment and illegally taking whitebait.
May 26, 2014

Big fisheries penalties handed out to whitebait poachers

Two Stanley men were fined a total of $10,230 in Smithton Magistrate’s court last week (22/05/14), after pleading guilty to charges relating to the illegal taking of whitebait. The court heard that Lincoln Maurice Jackson and Jeremy Stephen Lane were apprehended last October at Deep Creek near Smithton, where they were found to be in...

The Inland Fisheries Minister Jeremy Rockcliff attended on Saturday
May 21, 2014

Trout glorious trout - Trout Weekend 2014

The annual Trout Weekend was recently held 17 – 18 May with around 4,200 people attending over the two days at Liawenee. The feature of the event is the annual migration of brown trout as they leave the Great Lake and travel up Liawenee Canal to spawn. The spawning run was at its peak and...

The junior angling pond is a popular spot for kids.
May 13, 2014

Trout Weekend at Liawenee 17 & 18 May 2014

Come and see hundreds of brown trout on their annual spawning migration in Tasmania’s central highlands. Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 May 2014 10am – 3pm daily Free entry There is something for the whole family at Trout Weekend, its not just for anglers! Celebrate the 150th anniversary of the introduction of trout to Tasmania...

Some of the 4,000 people that celebrated the 150th anniversary of trout hatching in Tasmania
May 7, 2014

Celebrations of the 150 years since the first trout hatched in Tasmania - Salmon Ponds 3 & 4 May 2014

On Saturday and Sunday the 3rd and 4th May 2014 the celebration of the first hatching of trout was held at the Salmon Ponds where it occurred 150 years earlier. The weekend event was jointly organised by the lessees of the Salmon Ponds tourist operations Nekon Pty Ltd and the Inland Fisheries Service. In addition...