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May 2016 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

May 31, 2016

IFS attends Anglers Alliance Tasmania general meeting

John Diggle attended Anglers Alliance Tasmania 2nd quarterly meeting in Ross on Sunday 29 May. Special guests, amongst a strong turnout, included member for Lyons, Eric Hutchinson, Marcos Ambrose of Thousand Lakes Lodge and representatives from the Fly Fishers Club. The key items discussed included: Thousand Lakes Lodge and the nature of its operation Four...

May 30, 2016

Rainbow trout waters close

A reminder to all anglers that recreational fishing waters managed primarily for rainbow trout, plus Lakes Rosebery and Mackintosh, closed on 29 May 2016, that’s yesterday. The waters that remain open to all year round angling are; the River Derwent downstream of the Bridgewater Bridge, kanamaluka/River Tamar downstream of the North Esk (A8) and South...

A stile being installed at South Esk River Angler Access point.
May 25, 2016

On ground work begins for the South Esk Anglers Access project

The installation of stiles, signage and other site work has begun for the South Esk River anglers access project. Once finished there will be improved access for anglers at key locations throughout the 200km catchment from Hadspen to Upper Esk. Supported by the Tasmanian Community Fund and a joint initiative between the Inland Fisheries Service...

May 25, 2016

A very successful Trout Weekend

This past weekend at Liawenee the Inland Fisheries Service held their popular annual Trout Weekend and it was the place to be for all things trout. Across the two days over 3,600 people came to learn the latest tips, buy the latest gear and tell some fishy stories with friends, family and new acquaintances. The...

May 24, 2016

Carp Workshop findings

The Carp Management Program (CMP), on the 9th – 10th of May, held its annual two day workshop to review the past year’s work and to plan for the coming season. Attending were representatives from the Inland Fisheries Advisory Council, the Tasmanian Land Conservancy, Tasmanian Eel Exporters, The Australian Government Department of Environment, State Government...