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December 2016 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

The Inland Fisheries Service logo
Dec. 23, 2016

Fishing you a Merry Christmas

From everyone at the Inland Fisheries Service we want to wish you all a wonderful festive season. The New Norfolk office is closing for the Festive Season. We open again at 9am on Tuesday 3 January 2017. If you’re looking to buy a licence you can here on our website or drop into a Service...

Brett Mawbey, IFS hatchery manager getting into the Christmas spirit
Dec. 23, 2016

Farm Dam Stocking

On Monday Brett and Paul stocked farm dams in the North West of the state. These dams are open to public fishing. We stock them regularly to ensure good, ongoing fish, for anglers. One-gram brown trout fry were released. This follows up on the fish releases in 2014 and 2015. Talking to the farmers, plenty...

The front cover of the Inland Fisheries Service Annual Report for 2015-16
Dec. 23, 2016

IFS Annual Report 2015-16

As we head into the New Year’s break why not catch up on all the IFS news for the last (financial) year. For a look at what we did, and how we did between July 2015 and June 2016, check out the Inland Fisheries Service Annual Report 2015-16.

Woods Lake Road
Dec. 22, 2016

Woods Lake Road upgrade

We have just completed a $20 000 upgrade of Woods Lake Road. It’s been potholed and graded in time for the holidays. Please drive at 40kmh and use 4wd on the steep incline from the boat ramp to the top of the hill to assist in keeping the road in good condition.

Photographer: Brad Harris
Dec. 22, 2016

Enjoy your boating safely

As the summer holidays approach, we would like to remind anglers about the importance of boating safety. Our inland waterways are fantastic places to relax and unwind while boating and fishing. They can also be dangerous if the correct preparations aren’t made. It is incredibly unfortunate that the 2014-2015 angling season saw two people lose...