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August 2016 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

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....

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...

John Diggle, Director of Inland Fisheries, with a salmon released into Lake Kara on a previous stocking trip
Aug. 5, 2016

Atlantic salmon in Lake Kara

Lake Kara is a small man made reservoir on the North West Coast. Built by volunteers, Lake Kara was opened for fishing in 1969. Yesterday (4 August 2016) we stocked Lake Kara with Atlantic salmon. 300 fish averaged 1.5kg and were kindly donated by SALTAS at Wayatinah. This will be a great place to start...