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January 2015 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Bryan Van Wyk with a recently tagged estuary perch.
Jan. 19, 2015

Future looking bright for Tasmanian estuary perch

Estuary perch (Percalates colonorum) is a fish endemic to south-eastern Australia where it is widely targeted by light tackle sporting anglers. Estuary perch were believed to be distributed along the north and east coasts of Tasmania in the early 1900’s with confirmed reports in Anson’s and Arthur rivers and unconfirmed reports in Pipers River, Scamander...

Carp captured in the shallows using the electro-fishing boat
Jan. 12, 2015

Carp are on the move in Lake Sorell

The relatively cool and mild start to summer has meant that the past month of carp targeting has been difficult, with the majority of carp dispersed around the deeper rocky sections of the lake. Although the carp management team is putting in an immense amount of fishing effort on a daily basis, the catch per...