March 2015 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

March 25, 2015

Reminder to anglers of Canal Bay, Great Lake season closure

Canal Bay is the only part of Great Lake that has a closed season. The closure is to protect trout, both brown and rainbow prior to them entering Liawenee Canal to spawn. Anglers are reminded that Canal Bay closes this Sunday at midnight 29 March 2015. Canal Bay opens for fishing from the Saturday closest...

March 24, 2015

Lake Leake (camping ground) boat ramp upgrade

Members of the public are advised the above works will commence on Monday 30 March 2015 and should be completed by Friday 1 May 2015 (weather permitting). The nature of the works will require the boat ramp to be closed during this period. Alternate launching areas will be identified by orange witches hats at several...

March 24, 2015

Compliance patrol 21 and 22 March 2015

Over the weekend of 21 and 22 March Fisheries Officers provided a high profile uniformed, educational and enforcement presence for the detection of offences under Inland Fisheries and Marine and Safety legislation. The patrol area reached from the River Derwent to the central highlands and north to Devonport. 155 fishing licences were inspected including bag...

Brett Mawbey shows off one of the large brown trout caught during the juvenile carp survey at Lake Crescent.
March 16, 2015

Surveys for juveniles show Lake Crescent still carp free

Although no carp have been seen in Lake Crescent since 2007, surveys are still undertaken to ensure a carp free lake. Methods used in this survey included fyke nets and back pack electrofishing. Both of these techniques have been successful in locating juvenile carp in lakes Crescent and Sorell in the past. A total of...

Carp team member Chris Bowen displays a healthy brown trout caught during carp surveys at Lake Crescent.
March 10, 2015

Lake Crescent still the place to land trophy sized trout

A recent survey in Lake Crescent indicated that the quality brown trout is still improving. The Service has maintained relatively highwater level through screened releases from Lake Sorell. With water temperatures cooling rapidly, once again these large fish can be found moving into the shallows which should provide fishing opportunities through March - April 2015...