March 2015 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

The barracouta effected by the fish kill at New Norfolk.
March 5, 2015

River Derwent fish kill restricted to barracouta

On Tuesday 3/3/2015 reports of a fish kill were given to the IFS. Large numbers of barracouta (Thyrsites atun) were found dead in the stretch of the River Derwent between Norske Skog and the New Norfolk township. Investigations by the IFS and the Derwent Estuary Program have found that thousands of juvenile barracouta approximately 20...

Anglers doing the wrong thing will get caught! Please learn the rules and regulations by consulting your Fishing Code issued with your licence.
March 4, 2015

Craigbourne Dam has been a recent target of IFS compliance efforts

This week (first week of March 2015) saw the detection of numerous offenders at Craigbourne Dam. Some of the offences were for exceeding the daily bag limit and others were for fishing from a moving boat within 100 meters of shore-based anglers. Anglers are reminded that they risk fines and confiscation of fish and equipment...

Atlantic salmon of this size are now available to anglers fishing Craigbourne and Meadowbank.
March 4, 2015

Salmon stocked into Craigbourne and Meadowbank

During the last week in February 2015, 900 Atlantic salmon were stocked into Craigbourne Dam. Meadowbank Lake received a stocking of 2000 salmon during the first week of March 2015. The fish were donated by Tassal from their Russell Falls Hatchery. Averaging at 800 grams these fish will be a welcome addition to these southern...

Carp caught during a cold snap November 2014
March 4, 2015

Carp update for October to December 2014 now available

The latest report from the Carp Management Team is available on this website. The report outlines the progress of carp management during the last quarter of 2014. Access the report here.

Work on the Lake Skinner track during November 2014 Image: Loretta Lohberger
March 3, 2015

Autumn working bee on the Lake Skinner track

Lake Skinner has long been a popular destination for anglers, and in 2013 the track accessing the lake became part of the Southwest National Park and the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. It is a Class 4 track, which means that it is moderately difficult, and rough underfoot. The walking track passes through rainforest of...