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August 2016 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

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Aug. 31, 2016

Anglers Alliance Tasmania August

On Sunday John attended the Anglers Alliance Tasmania meeting in Ross. We put together a report which John presented to the meeting. For all the current IFS news have a look at the latest Anglers Alliance Report.

Luke and Matthew Oates with their catch of nine
Aug. 24, 2016

What a weekend!

We have been busy over the weekend. While we were out and about checking angling licenses we saw some great fishing. The Mersey River was firing, with water levels slightly higher than normal due to Friday nights rain. Many anglers did extremely well fishing with worms for bait. One fellow at Kimberly bagged six quality...

Map of Arthurs Lake
Aug. 22, 2016

Tasmania Police - alert for Arthurs Lake

Police are investigating a series of aggravated burglaries committed in the Arthurs Lake area in recent weeks. Several shacks have been entered and items stolen. Police are seeking assistance from members of the public who may have been in the Arthurs Lake area in recent weeks, in particular between 30 July 2016 and 15 August...

Jonah, Brock and Chris from IFS with the rest of the electrofishing trainees
Aug. 16, 2016

IFS Staff train in electrofishing

In July, Jonah, Brock, and Chris from our Carp Management Program (CMP) attended a training course in electrofishing. IFS uses electrofishing to catch carp in shallow water and to herd them into gill nets set sticking out from the shore. We also use it for sampling trout, native fish and pest fish. Fourteen people attended...

An Inland Fisheries infringement book
Aug. 12, 2016

It’s better to tell the truth

Lachlan John Newett has been fined $1600 plus ordered to pay court costs of $81.09. On 3 August, he appeared in the St Helens Magistrates court. He pleaded guilty to fishing without a licence and 2 counts of providing false details. Mr Newett was fishing without a licence at Brushy Lagoon in September last year....