June 2016 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

June 21, 2016

Craigbourne Monsters

Fifty monster Atlantic salmon were put into Craigbourne Dam today. Averaging 12kg, with some weighing over 15kg, these fish are set to be the catch of a lifetime. They had to be let go into the dam by hand because they are so big. As they were released they took off with a powerful tail...

June 20, 2016

Talbots Lagoon - boats without motors allowed next season

From the start of the 2016/17 season IFS and Forico have agreed to allow boats without motors on Talbots Lagoon. Talbots is an ideal water for low impact manually driven craft such as canoes, kayaks and sit on tops. These will need to be carried or trolleyed from the car park to the lagoon –...

A Lake Crescent trout through and through
June 16, 2016

Topping up Lake Crescent

On Tuesday (14 June) 500 adult brown trout were moved from the fish trap at Liawenee into Lake Crescent. The fish averaged 1kg and will soon grow bigger because of the lake’s great food supply. These 500 fish top up a fishery that has performed well over the last few years. Celebrated for its big...

June 10, 2016

Anglers Access infrastructure damaged in Tasmanian floods

The devastating floods that have struck much of Tasmania are likely to have caused significant damage to Anglers Access infrastructure on northern rivers. Inland Fisheries staff will be out and about assessing damage over coming weeks and planning repairs over the coming months. Thank you to anglers who have contacted the IFS with offers of...

June 8, 2016

Warning to boaters - Hydro Tasmania update

Hydro Tasmania, Marine and Safety Tasmania and the Inland Fisheries Service are warning Tasmanians to avoid inland boating during the current flooding and extreme weather. Many of Hydro Tasmania’s lakes are rising rapidly or already spilling. Some have reached record high levels (refer to http://www.hydro.com.au/water/lake-levels for current lake levels). Hydro Tasmania, MAST and the IFS...