November 2015 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

One of the access points at Rostrevor Lagoon
Nov. 10, 2015

Private dams stocked for public fishing

The Inland Fisheries Service has recently stocked a number of private farm dams. All these dams are located along the North West Coast, with the exception of Rostrevor Reservoir and all offer good access for anglers. The IFS appreciates the privilege extended by landowners to provide access and ask that all anglers ‘do the right...

Campfires must always be extinguished with water
Nov. 5, 2015

With summer almost here please be careful when lighting campfires.

One of the great things about living in Tasmania is that you can easily pack up the family, your camping equipment, fishing gear and jump in the car and go fishing for a few days. As Tasmania moves into the warmer months it’s an opportune time to think about campfire safety. Here are a few...

Nov. 4, 2015

Notice to users of Lake Pieman/Reece Dam

Hydrowood underwater logging operations have started in Lake Pieman/Reece Dam and there is an exclusion zone around the operation that is defined with yellow buoys. Recreational boat users can pass through the area after making contact with the barge operator through marine radio or by hand signals. If the harvest barge is not operating then...

It can get a little bit cold at Lake Sorell for carp and their hunters
Nov. 4, 2015

European carp, Australia’s toughest invasive fish species?

Over the last 20 years the carp management team has worked tirelessly to eliminate carp (Cyprinus carpio) from our inland waters. At times the punishing Tasmanian weather has been just as formidable as the carp. A short article written by IFS’ own Jonah Yick, showcasing the extreme environment in which the carp management team operate...

IFS 2014-15 Annual Report
Nov. 4, 2015

Inland Fisheries Past Year as Reported

Our annual report was tabled in parliament on the 27th October. Highlights of the year include: • The establishment of a Fisheries Officer in the northwest of the state at Devonport and the filling of a long-term Fisheries Officer vacancy at Liawenee. • A review of potential dam options with a report prepared on how...