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June 2015 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Craigbourne Dam
June 26, 2015

Caution Craigbourne Dam boat operators!

Due to low water levels (Craigbourne Dam level is currently 65%) boat operators are urged to take extra care when launching and retrieving boats. The toe of the concrete boat ramp is currently 2 metres out of the water. There is deep water below the end of the ramp. Launching of small boats may still...

The new timber landing at Penstock Lagoon.
June 19, 2015

Stage one of Penstock Lagoon boat ramp upgrade complete

Favourable weather conditions allowed an early completion of the timber landing at Penstock Lagoon - stage one of the boat ramp upgrade . Anglers will be able to use the new facility at the start of the 2015/16 angling season which is keenly anticipated due to the planned transfer of 4,000 adult brown trout into...

A Pedder galaxias caught during the June 2015 survey.
June 19, 2015

Pedder galaxias' populations are thriving

The annual survey was recently conducted on Pedder galaxias (Galaxias pedderensis) numbers at one of two translocation sites. Although originally found in Lake Pedder, population numbers were seen to crash, and by 1980 they became very rare and thought to be almost extinct. The small remaining numbers of fish were translocated to two particular sites...

June 18, 2015

Atlantic salmon released into Brushy Lagoon

On Thursday the 11 June, 400 Atlantic salmon averaging 4 kg were successfully released into Brushy Lagoon. The salmon were kindly donated by Petuna Fisheries. Often there is conjecture amongst anglers in regard to where Atlantic salmon are being released. The feedback received by IFS revolves around a perception that certain waters receive consistently more...

Landing construction starts at Penstock Lagoon
June 18, 2015

Landing construction starts at Penstock Lagoon

Construction of the timber landing at Penstock Lagoon has commenced. ASD diving established on site on Tuesday 9th June and deployed a barrier in the canal to contain any sediment disturbed during construction. IFS staff electro fished the area inside the barrier to remove any threatened species and trout. The timber landing is designed to...