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May 2016 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

May 16, 2016

The brown trout are spawning – come and see

Good rain and snow across the State over the last couple of weeks has resulted in the brown trout spawning run getting into full swing in most creeks on the Central Highlands and there have been thousands moving up Liawenee Canal. The condition of the brown trout in the yingina/Great Lake spawning run is best...

May 16, 2016

Huntsman Lake boat ramp re-opened

Irrigation Tasmania advise that the boat ramp to Huntsman Lake at Meander Dam is once again useable. Due to the large amount of floating logs and other debris boating anglers are advised to exercise caution. This fishery is open all year round and has a very good catch rate. A great place to visit in...

IFS' Chris Bowen assisting students of Oatlands District High School with their invertebrate identification
May 3, 2016

A great learning experience from the “Big Biodiversity Day” held by Oatlands District High School

Inland Fisheries staff last month accompanied Oatlands District High School students to Lake Dulverton to assist them in investigating a range of macro-invertebrates. These invertebrates are found in the weedy fringes of the lake and dip nets were provided to assist in collecting samples. Students when then show how to take a closer look at...

IFS staff are already busy with the brown trout spawning run
May 3, 2016

Brown trout waters close for the season

The majority of Inland Waters closed to fishing at midnight last Sunday (1 May) and will not reopen until 6 August 2016. Didn’t get enough fishing time this season? Well, all is not lost as a number of waters managed for rainbow trout remain open as do lakes Rosebery and Mackintosh on the West Coast....

Chris Bowen showing a nice female brown trout from the 2016 spawning run
May 2, 2016

With the Liawenee trout weekend only a few weeks away, brown trout are already on the way

Inland Fisheries staff completed last week a weigh and measure of the first brown trout for 2016 from the Liawenee canal fish trap. Two hundred fish were weighed and measured with an average weight of 1kg. All fish were in excellent condition. We expect far more to be on their way. Come and see for...