October 2015 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Andrew Pender with a fantastic Arthurs Lake brownie
Oct. 30, 2015

Good trout reported from Arthurs Lake round of the Tasmanian Trout Classic

Recently, the Tasmanian Trout Classic Series held its 2nd round of the three round series on Arthurs Lake. In the weeks leading up to the event many of the competitors were to be found searching out new water in the hope of finding that competition winning spot and technique. Quickly a pattern was beginning to...

One less carp in Lake Sorell
Oct. 30, 2015

Getting rid of the bad guys from Lake Sorell

Eradicating the last of the carp in Lake Sorell is a key IFS focus over the next three years. The whole carp eradication effort has certainly been a learning process with many highs and lows. In 2009 after 14 years of hard work we were finally successful in clearing Lake Crescent of carp but it...

Club members enjoy a break at Brumbys Creek
Oct. 27, 2015

Volunteers Clean Up at Brumbys Creek

Ten members of the Corralinn Fly Fishing and Casting Association completed an annual clean-up of the toilet block and picnic area at Brumbys Creek recently. The grounds were mowed and raked, rubbish removed and the gate given a coat of paint and a new latch. Visitors should note that the water has temporarily been cut...

Oct. 27, 2015

A Very Successful Junior Anglers Day

The state-wide Junior Angling Day which was organised by Anglers Alliance Tasmania proved to be a resounding success. Held on 11 October at Frombergs Dam in Ulverstone, Taylors Dam in Latrobe, Waverley Lake in Launceston and New Norfolk Anglers Junior Pond at Bushy Park the event attracted 450 junior anglers. Over half landed a fish...

Oct. 26, 2015

Illegal Whitebait Poaching Activities Result in a Significant Fine

On Monday 19th October 2015 Stephen Kyle Johnson, 20 years old of Smithton was sentenced in the Burnie Magistrates Court on 12 counts of offences relating to the taking of whitebait. The offences occurred on 3 separate occasions at Deep Creek near Smithton during September last year. The defendant was fined $4 158.00 plus ordered...