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July 2016 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

One of the sixty big salmon being released in to Craigbourne Dam today
July 21, 2016

More monsters hit Craigbourne Dam

Too big for words! We put another 60 monster Atlantic salmon into Craigbourne Dam today. Averaging 12kg, these fish are sure to attract attention. Get out there and catch one – if you can. Kindly donated by Huon Aquaculture. Craigbourne Dam is an all year water (you need a current licence) BUT remember only 2...

Paul Middleton (2nd from the right) with members of the North West Fly Fishing Club
July 14, 2016

Talbots Lagoon - spawning run

On the weekend I, Fisheries Officer, Paul Middleton, joined some of the North West Fly Fishing Club at Talbots Lagoon to watch the spawning trout. We saw many spawning fish heading upstream and building beds in the cool, fast moving floodwaters that are flowing into the lagoon. We also saw a few rainbow trout, but...

July 12, 2016

Results of the 2016 statewide river survey

At IFS we undertake surveys on rivers across Tasmania. We started in 2013 and we’ve done one each year since. We’ve been watching the recovery of river trout since they were shown to be in a poor state during the 2012/2013 angling season. A lot changes each year. We’ve put results of the surveys for...

Some of the flood damage along the Mersey River
July 7, 2016

Angler Access closed along the Mersey River

Some Angler Access sites along the Mersey River are closed. The floods have caused bad damage and some sites are too dangerous to go near until repairs are complete. This is mostly in and around Latrobe but keep your eye out for the signs in other areas too. Inland Fisheries officers, Neil and Paul, are...

July 5, 2016

Flood damage closes Corra Linn Public Reserve

Corra Linn Public Reserve is closed at the moment because of flood damage and we’re not sure when it will be open again. Found on the banks for the North Esk River, about 15 minutes south of Launceston, we visited the Corra Linn Public Reserve last week and it’s not looking good. The toilet block...