September 2014 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Sept. 30, 2014

The 2014 whitebait season opens Wednesday 1 October

The 2014 whitebait season opens Wednesday 1 October and will remain open until Tuesday 11 November. The rivers open for whitebait fishing are subject to a schedule of annual rotations of open and closed waters. Whitebait fishers will need to ensure that the river they are proposing to fish is open for this season. This...

A carp being implanted with a radio transmitter.
Sept. 30, 2014

Carp team prepares for upcoming spawning season

IFS staff have been busy preparing for the upcoming carp season in Lake Sorell. The two main areas of focus being, spawning prevention and active fish down of the remaining carp in the lake. Spawning prevention has been targeted in a number of ways. Fourteen kilometres of polypropylene barrier net is in place to prevent...

Sept. 26, 2014

The Augusta Road gate to Nineteen Lagoons now open

Parks and Wildlife have advised that the gate to the Nineteen Lagoons opened today (26/9/2014). The road is currently in the best condition it has been for some time with recent maintenance carried out. Users of this road are urged to keep their speed to a minimum in order to keep the road in good...

Whitebait are eagerly sought after by recreational fishers and poachers.
Sept. 24, 2014

Whitebait poachers on notice before six-week season. Story on ABC tv.

Unlicensed whitebait fishermen are copping big fines for taking more than their fair share. Whitebait patties and fritters will be back on the menu next month when the Tasmanian fishery opens for six weeks. The limited season is designed to protect the tiny morsels from over-fishing. Unlicensed poachers supplying a black market for the delicacy...

Trout expo on this weekend at Cressy.
Sept. 17, 2014

Come to the Cressy Trout Expo this weekend - 20 and 21 September

Inland Fisheries as a major sponsor will be at the Cressy Trout Expo this coming weekend. Look out for our "trout" car and come and have a chat with us to find out how you can win a brand new Ford Ranger by purchasing a full or five season licence this year. We will also...