September 2015 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Gareth Jones of IFS stocking Risdon Brook Dam with 300 rainbow trout for anglers with a disability to catch
Sept. 16, 2015

Risdon Brook Dam gets even better for anglers with a disability

The Inland Fisheries Service is committed to encouraging a greater take-up of trout fishing, especially for those who may not have the opportunity to do so. In the South both the Risdon Brook Dam and the Plenty River adjacent to the Salmon Ponds are designated waters for those with a disability. To be eligible to...

Sept. 15, 2015

Do you want to help shape the future of the Inland Fisheries Service?

Then you should apply to join the Inland Fisheries Advisory Council, the peak body for matters relating to our inland fisheries. There are seven available positions and a sitting fee is paid together with a vehicle kilometre allowance. The key role of the Council is to provide strategic advice to the Minister and Director of...

The highly invasive Gambusia.
Sept. 15, 2015

"The beginning of a Trojan war against invasive alien fish" wins award!

Who says PhD students are boring? Each year as part of the University of Tasmania’s Research Week a competition is run to cultivate PhD students’ academic, presentation, and research communication skills whilst also celebrating their exciting research. Last Friday with the other 16 finalist, Mr Lokman Norazmi a PhD student at the Institute for Marine...

Lucas Ready displaying his massive 2.85 kg salmon, with his father David Ready and IFS Officer Paul Middleton.
Sept. 15, 2015

Junior angling day at Taylors Dam Latrobe on Sunday was magic and there are more to come

Last Sunday (13 September 2015) the Devonport Angling Club held a Junior Angling Day. The beautiful weather and plenty of fish made for a fantastic family event. A total of 64 rainbow trout and Atlantic salmon were caught by very happy junior anglers throughout the day with the largest fish being a whopping 3.48 kg...

Mr Mancey from the Oatlands Store, Southern Midlands Council Mayor Tony Bisdee, Minister for Primary Industries and Water Jeremy Rockliff and Southern Tasmania Licenced Anglers represntative Terry Byard.
Sept. 15, 2015

Lake Dulverton to brim with opportunities

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Primary Industries and Water announced today a $200 000 investment to increase participation in fresh water angling in Tasmania’s south. The investment, to be rolled out over three years, will target projects from Oatlands to the Huon and include: Developing a trophy trout fishery in Lake Dulverton. The Inland Fisheries Service...