April 2016 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

April 14, 2016

Vegetation management at Brumbys Creek

Hydro Tasmania will be commencing vegetation management works at Brumbys Creek in the vicinity of Fisheries Lane, commencing in the week of 18 April 18 2016. Access to the creek banks and waterways within and upstream of the area known as the Duck Pond will be closed to unauthorised persons for the duration of the...

The Golden galaxias of lakes Sorell and Crescent
April 13, 2016

2016 annual monitoring program of Galaxias auratus completed

The annual survey of the golden galaxia, (Galaxias auratus) in lakes Crescent and Sorell has been completed and healthy, robust populations were confirmed. Galaxias auratus is a listed threatened species and this small fish species is endemic to these lakes. The annual monitoring program involves the setting of a number of fine mesh fyke nets...

Entrance and signage at Curries River Dam
April 12, 2016

Curries River Dam Reopened to the Public

Water restrictions have been lifted in greater Launceston area as of Friday last week. As a result the public are permitted to access Curries River Dam but should be aware that it is a water supply and that all pre existing conditions for using this site apply. As the fishing season closes on 1 May...

Vandalism of angler information sign at Lake Catagunya
April 12, 2016

Thanks to the anglers who do the right thing and take your rubbish home.

Following our Easter break, staff from the Inland Fisheries Service cleaned up two popular sites from the Lake Catagunya and Wayatinah areas. It was great to find that fishing related litter was minimal however illegal dumping of waste in close proximity of boat ramps, day use areas and in some cases into the lake margins...

Mainland yabbies are a threat to native species
April 12, 2016

Harsh penalties imposed on for taking, possessing and trying to sell a pest fish

Adam David Robertson from Scamander was convicted on 6 April 2016 with three offences for the taking, possession and sale of the controlled fish Cherax destructor, commonly known as mainland yabbies. Mr Robertson plead guilty to all three charges and was fined $1000 plus $68 in court costs. Mr Robertson caught the fish from a...