September 2016 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Sept. 30, 2016

Whitebait season opens tomorrow

The whitebait season opens tomorrow, Saturday I October. The season is open on the following waters: Duck River Forth River Great Forester River Henty River Huon River Inglis River Mersey River Montagu River Pieman River River Derwent Rubicon River (Except 50 m above and below the water gauging weir kanamaluka/ Tamar River (Including the Trevallyn...

Brendan, Nick, and Grant processing jollytail galaxias caught from the Lachlan River, New Norfolk
Sept. 29, 2016

Scientists from New Zealand visit

Nick Ling, Grant Tempero, and Brendan Hicks from the School of Science, University of Waikato, New Zealand visited Tasmania in September. They came for the Australian Society of Fish Biology conference. After the conference, they sampled several locations for the native common jollytails. Australia shares the common jollytail with New Zealand, Chile, Patagonia, Argentina, the...

The Salmon Ponds improved fishing
Sept. 23, 2016

Salmon Ponds fishing is now better than ever

We have not only fixed, but improved, the disabled fishing platforms and surrounding area at the Salmon Ponds. The winter floods cause a lot of damage making the area unusable. We had to remove major log jams in the river and completely restore the space around the platforms. Rocks left by the flood had made...

The Carp Management Program Annual Report
Sept. 22, 2016

Carp Management Program Annual Report 2015 -16

The 2015 -16 Carp Management Program Annual Report is complete. Find out how we’re going in the battle with carp in Lake Sorell and all the 2015-16 season news. There are new developments in carp eradication techniques and strategies plus a look to the season ahead and information on other projects we’ve been working on....

Brett Mawbey, IFS stocking manager with a superb wild rainbow trout at Liawenee Canal
Sept. 22, 2016

Rainbow Trout spawning run promises great rewards

Some of our inland waters are classed as rainbow trout waters. These have slightly different season dates to our brown trout waters. They open Saturday, 1 October 2016. Tasmania’s designated rainbow trout waters are: • Dee Lagoon • Junction Lake • Lake Meston • Lake Rowallan • Lake Skinner • Lake Youd • Mersey River...