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July 2015 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

IFS Fisheries Officer Paul Middleton holding a Four Springs Lake brown trout from a recent survey.
July 31, 2015

Opening of the trout season – Northern opportunities

Launceston based anglers and those living in the north of the state have a large range of options within an hour’s drive of the city. With the weather looking bleak for the Central Plateau this opening weekend it is worth considering some of the opportunities in lower elevations. With rivers on the rise there will...

The new widened entrance to the canal at Lake Crescent with a navigation light to mark the entrance.
July 31, 2015

Improvements made to Lake Crescent Canal entrance

With great support from MAST, IFS has been able to considerably improve the entrance into the launching canal at Lake Crescent. A steel post that was situated about two thirds of the way across the the canal entrance has been removed. This now provides an approximately six metre opening to the canal thus making it...

The Mersey River is a good place to try for an early season trout.
July 31, 2015

Opening of the trout season – Northwest options

Northwest coast angler should not have to travel too far from their home to get amongst the fishing action this year. With the weather not looking great for the highlands it may be a better option to fish some the lakes and rivers at lower elevations closer to home. The Mersey River is one of...

Logs from are currently blocking access to the middle and top boat ramps at Lake Echo.
July 31, 2015

Middle and top boat ramps at Lake Echo closed for opening weekend

A report has just come in (Friday 31 August 2015 11 Am) that the middle and top boat ramps at Lake Echo are unusable due to a large amount of log debris that has been left at both these sites. IFS is coordinating the removal of these logs but this is not expected to happen...

Martyn Evans holding a sea run brown trout from the River Derwent.
July 29, 2015

Opening of the trout season – Southern opportunities

With the brown trout season opening on Saturday 1 August there are plenty of opportunities for southern anglers that do not want to venture too far. The River Derwent always fishes well in the early months of the season and with the work undertaken through the recent Angler Access Program a lot more opportunities for...