November 2015 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Nov. 30, 2015

Increased and targeted effort to eradicate carp means stepping up our work effort

It is estimated that over 95% of the carp population in Lake Sorell has been removed but this does not mean we have pulled back in effort, in fact we have increased our effort significantly. Gill net fishing pressure alone has been increased 5000% over the last 3 years in actual net hours. There has...

IFS staff undertaking a practical session on the electro-fishing boat
Nov. 25, 2015

Electrofishing training so we can continue to improve our fisheries

Electro-fishing is an important sampling tool for our fisheries management and is used for fish surveys, investigation of pest fish sightings and for the ongoing carp eradication program. A training session was recently held at the Lake Crescent Field Station and IFS staff were provided a theoretical and practical session on the technical aspects of...

The obstructing logs removed from Lake Echo's middle boat ramp.
Nov. 24, 2015

Navigation hazard cleared from Lake Echo middle ramp

The submerged logs obstructing the launching facility at Lake Echo middle boat ramp have now been cleared. Caution should still be exercised when launching and boating at Lake Echo as with elsewhere on inland waters.

Nov. 23, 2015

Public Notice – Road closure for Bradys Lake Road and traffic delays for Bronte Lagoon Road

Hydro Tasmania is undertaking geotechnical investigations on Bronte Dam and Bradys Dam. This work will provide insight into the current status of the dams, which will be used to plan upgrade works in future years. To complete this work, Hydro Tasmania will be restricting access to the crest of each dam. The dam crest on...

Fisheries Inpectors are out and about
Nov. 23, 2015

$17,325 issued in fines so far this year

Our Fisheries Officers were on patrol again across the state this past week and of great concern is the number of anglers who continue to be caught for doing the wrong thing. This season there have been 1,960 angling licences and 216 whitebait licences inspected and the majority are doing the right thing but from...