December 2016 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

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...

Carp removal from Lake Sorell
Dec. 21, 2016

Hectic carp hunt

We have been putting intense pressure on the remaining carp in Lake Sorell with traps, nets and electrofishing. The past three months has been a war as we have taken on each wave of carp that have come during each rain and warm weather event. We have caught 223 carp since the start of October...

Brook trout
Dec. 19, 2016

Brook trout the forgotten fish at Clarence Lagoon!

Last week we had contractor’s clear vegetation along the sides of the track into Clarence Lagoon. The high clearance 4WD track had become overgrown making it difficult to access the boundary of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. At the boundary you will find a small parking area and it is a short walk to...

The new pontoon at Lake Rosbery
Dec. 14, 2016

Exciting news for Lake Rosebery anglers

There is a new pontoon on Lake Rosebery at Tullah. It was funded by MAST through their Recreational Boating Fund (RBF) and Hydro Tasmania. This pontoon represents MAST’s commitment to improve boating facilities for inland anglers across the state. This brings the total number of projects funded by MAST to more than 90 in inland...

The Western Lakes
Dec. 13, 2016

Access to the Nineteen Lagoons and beyond

We have had a number of enquiries about access to the Central Plateau Conservation Area TWWHA (Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area) and in particular the area known as the Western Lakes accessed via Lake Augusta Road. For all vehicle and walking track information and general inquiries but more specifically the Lake Augusta gate, Double Lagoon...