November 2015 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Nov. 18, 2015

Great news. All vehicle and walking tracks into the Western Lakes are now open

We have just received word that the Parks and Wildlife Service have assessed and opened all remaining tracks accessed via Lake Augusta Road in the Western Lakes area. The Pillans / Julians and Talinah / Ada Lagoon tracks are now open but only to high clearance 4WD vehicles and ATVs. Please remember when using these...

Marimo moss balls are now a declared pest in Tasmania.
Nov. 12, 2015

Marimo or moss balls are declared unwanted quarantine pest in Tasmania

Commonly called ‘marimo’ or ‘moss balls’, Aegagropila linnaei Kützing was declared on Wednesday, 11 November 2015, an ‘Unwanted Quarantine Pest’ in Tasmania andmust not be imported into the State. Usually sold through the aquarium trade as a novelty item for fish tanks or display freshwater ponds, it is not known to be currently present in...

Nov. 11, 2015

Invasive Fish Management Handbook

The Inland Fisheries Service is a co-author for Invasive Fish Management Handbook that has been produced by the New Zealand Department of Conservation. Our story on carp eradication has been dedicated to Paul Donkers an IFS officer who sadly passed away in 2014 and whose contribution to the Tasmanian program was invaluable. To download a...

Nov. 11, 2015

Much has been happening at IFS

Last Sunday (8 November 2015) IFS reported to Anglers Alliance Tasmania on recent activities. Many of these activities have already been reported here as news items, such as the renewed carp funding and our compliance operations but other important updates and hot topics included: The low rainfall and resulting low lake levels which is looming...

Anglers have been happy with recent catches
Nov. 10, 2015

A great fishing weekend …. for most anglers

Over the past weekend the fishing was fantastic at a number of waters, with quality trout being caught. Standout waters were Woods Lake, Bronte Lagoon, Penstock Lagoon and the Brady’s Chain. One boat at Woods Lake caught and released 36 trout up to 4lb in size! Good tailing trout were also reported from the 19...