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July 2015 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

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...

Peter Moloney and Peter Coventry presenting Brock and Ashlyn Clarke with their 2014/2015 prizes
July 28, 2015

Devonport Angling Club junior angling development

On Saturday 25 July 2015 the Devonport Angling Club held its presentation day for the juvenile anglers that had participated in the 2014/2015 Taylors Dam junior fishing days. Inland Fisheries Officer Paul Middleton was in attendance, along with major sponsors Justin Gossage from Rays Outdoors Devonport and Bradley Finlayson from Tasmanian Eel Exporters. Over 30...

These brown trout could be at your favourite fishery for the season opening 1 August.
July 27, 2015

Plenty of trout for season opening on 1st August 2015

Thousands of adult brown trout have been transferred from highland spawning streams to other fisheries around the Tasmania over the winter to provide exciting fishing opportunities for anglers. Recent rain and snow will see lakes starting to fill and rivers swollen for the early part of the season. This will allow anglers to target trout...

Bouys now mark the star pickets that pose a danger to boating.
July 27, 2015

Boating hazards at Lake Crescent now clearly marked

Anglers are advised that there is a significant boating hazard approximately mid way along the sandy beach on the eastern shore of Lake Crescent. The hazard constitutes a number of star pickets which are just under the surface. These are the remains of a fence that was erected by an adjacent landowner when the lake...

800 gram fin clipped brown trout between two Tooms Lake residents
July 24, 2015

Tooms Lake survey shows big resident brown trout

Tooms Lake survey indicates big fish A fishery performance assessment was recently undertaken at Tooms Lake to establish an estimate of the brown trout population size and to examine recruitment of younger fish into the fishery from previous stockings and natural recruitment. The survey was also used to obtain the range of weights and lengths...