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October 2016 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Boat ramp sign
Oct. 31, 2016

Lake Echo dam wall boat ramp open

The Lake Echo dam wall boat ramp is open. The lake levels have improved allowing Hydro Tasmania to reopened it. As of today Lake Echo is -5.5m from Full Supply Level. This is an increase of 7 metres since May. All three boat ramps at Lake Echo are now open. We have received reports of...

Damage to Pine Tier Lagoon
Oct. 19, 2016

Damage to lake foreshore

It has been reported to us that the shore of Pine Tier Lagoon has been badly damaged by four-wheel drive vehicles. The irresponsible drivers have torn up the popular camping area on the edge of the lagoon west of the where the Pine River enters the lake. This site is accessed through private property at...

Oct. 14, 2016

Rainbow trout spawning run results for 2016

We monitor the spawning run of the rainbow trout at yingina/Great Lake to enhanced natural recruitment and keep an eye on the population. We do this by using dedicated spawning channels at Liawenee, the “Zig Zags” and the long channel that flows into the trap from the main canal. The trap at Sandbanks Creek, on...

Junior anglers at Taylor Dam earlier this year
Oct. 12, 2016

Statewide Junior Anglers Day

On Sunday 30 October Anglers Alliance Tasmania is co-ordinating a free State-wide Junior Anglers Day. Anyone 17 years and under is invited to come along and find out what this trout fishing is all about. Whether you’ve done it before, or you’re trying it for the first time, this day is a great chance to...

One of the many good conditioned brown trout recently captured from Arthurs Lake
Oct. 11, 2016

Arthurs Lake Fishery Performance Assessment – September 2016

During the last week of September the Inland Fisheries Service undertook a survey of the brown trout population at Arthurs Lake. The survey was planned as a pilot study in preparation for a larger tagging survey being considered for 2017. Despite being on a smaller scale, this survey produced some interesting information about the Arthurs...