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August 2016 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Welcoming warning signage at Talbots Lagoon
Aug. 12, 2016

Talbots Lagoon – 4WD and AWD vehicles recommended

The Guildford Road access to Talbots Lagoon is very wet and very slippery in places. This is because of the very wet and snowy winter. IFS recommends extreme care when accessing the Lagoon. 2WD vehicles are not recommended. Maintenance will be undertaken when the road dries out. This may not be possible until September or...

Jess and Maria dissecting a carp and recording information
Aug. 10, 2016

Work experience with Inland Fisheries

Recently, University graduates, Jessica Webb and Maria Carrasco, spent a couple weeks on work experience with us. Jess completed a Bachelor of Science in marine science and wildlife conservation at Murdoch University, Western Australia. Maria Carrasco has a degree in biological sciences from the Ricardo Palma University, Peru. Both girls are now studying honours degrees...

Xavier Doherty enjoying opening weekend on Four Springs Lake
Aug. 9, 2016

A fantastic start!

What a fantastic start to the 2016-17 trout fishing season! The weather was magnificent. Both Saturday and Sunday were calm and sunny right across Tasmania. Our Officers were busy this weekend. We checked 549 licenses across 33 waters. It was great to see so many anglers trying their luck and enjoying the company of family...

Aug. 6, 2016

Brown trout waters are open!

It’s here. At last. After 3 long months. Today you can start fishing once more in all brown trout waters around the state. From Four Springs in the north to Lune River in the south. From Lake Mackintosh in the West to Tooms Lake in the East. Anglers all, go forward and fish! At the...

Mersey River Anglers Access Map of closed areas
Aug. 5, 2016

Mersey River – anglers beware of river hazards

Many access areas on the Mersey River are still closed due to flood damage. Repairs to farm fencing, roads, bridges and Angler Access infrastructure will take some months and in some cases possibly years. There is a lot of dangerous undercutting of river banks and log jams. The photo with this story is of the...