February 2015 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

IFS Director John Diggle displaying the rubbish taken from Angler Access sites on the River Derwent
Feb. 25, 2015

IFS gets out and about for Business Clean up Australia Day

The IFS has participated in Business Clean up Australia Day 2015 as has been the case for the last eight years. This year staff and a number of volunteers worked on cleaning up the Angler Access sites between Bridgewater and Bushy Park on Tuesday 24 February. Over 50 bags of rubbish, 16 car tyres, three...

Brian Crosswell and Joe Mangan install a stile on a difficult site near Plenty
Feb. 24, 2015

River Derwent Anglers Access project nearing completion

Installation of Anglers Access infrastructure, signs and riparian work is nearing completion on the River Derwent. The access team has been working between New Norfolk and Gretna in recent weeks with works including construction of steps, footbridges and fishing platforms and installation of access and information signage. The project is scheduled for completion in March...

Feb. 23, 2015

Lifejacket Awareness Day - Friday 27 February 2015

MAST is holding a lifejacket awareness day next Friday 27 February 2015 at 12.00 at the public pontoon in Sullivans Cove, Elizabeth Street Pier, outside T42 and Fish Frenzy. To meet the Australian Standard, lifejackets are tested in swimming pools with people wearing bathers. What really happens when people end up in the water unexpectedly...

Liawenee once again has a resident fisheries officer
Feb. 13, 2015

Appointment of a new Fisheries Officer at Liawenee

On Thursday 29 January Mark Asplin commenced duties as a Fisheries Officer at Liawenee. Mark comes with over 15 years of fisheries compliance and management experience with the Victorian Government. He will provide the Service with skills to support its activities not only on the Central Plateau but statewide where he will be rostered to...