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September 2015 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

The new stainless steel eye bolts which allow the raising and lowering of the screens
Sept. 29, 2015

Lake Sorell screen structures undergo maintenance

Inland Fisheries Service recently engaged the services of a contractor to replace all of the bolt hardware in the Lake Sorell screens to overcome rust and corrosion issues. The screens are a vital piece of infrastructure as they filter all of the water being released from Lake Sorell (where carp are present), into Lake Crescent...

Sept. 29, 2015

Are you ready for Whitebait season?

The 2015 whitebait season opens for fishing on Thursday October 1 and remains open till Sunday 11 November 2015. The season is open on the following waters: Little Forester River Brid River River Tamar including the Trevallyn Tailrace River Derwent Huon River Rubicon River (except 50 m above or below the weir) Don River River...

IFS Officers are out and about, don't get caught without a licence.
Sept. 29, 2015

Don’t get caught out – make sure you have a licence before you go

It is expensive to get caught fishing without a licence - $308 per offence and this would certainly take away the enjoyment from a day’s fishing. Over the past seven weeks IFS Fisheries Officers have detected 29 offences for fishing without an angling licence or being in possession of an assembled rod, reel and line...

Sept. 29, 2015

As the weather gets better so does the fishing with the opening of Rainbow Trout Waters on 3 October 2015

The 2015/16 rainbow trout season is looking like it is going to be a good one with the current water levels and recent catches of good sized fish in brown trout waters. With the opening of the rainbow trout waters on Saturday 3 October and the great weather we have been experiencing, there has never...

The boat ramps are now clear of logs that have impeded boat launching since the start of the season.
Sept. 25, 2015

Lake Echo boat ramps re-open

Contractors today removed the logs that have been obstructing the boat ramps at Lake Echo, Large Bay and Middle Echo, since the opening of the season. The logs have been placed in the camping areas adjacent to the ramps to be used by campers for firewood. IFS would like to thank Hydro Tasmania for their...