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April 2017 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

There is still some good fishing available over winter
April 27, 2017

Lots of opportunities remain as brown trout season winds up.

On Sunday 30 April the brown trout season will close and the weather this weekend is looking good for fishing. Although a lot of waters will close there will be lots of places you can still go and catch a fish. Designated rainbow trout waters remain open until 28 May. These included Dee Lagoon, Junction...

Good fish have been caught in Arthurs Lake Photo: Christopher Bassano
April 20, 2017

Easter inspections

The Easter long weekend saw our Officers patrolling waters around the State. This included both land based and boat patrols. In all 312 angling licence inspections were done. Weather conditions were ideal all weekend. Wind was minimal and there was a good mixture of sunny and overcast conditions. Overall, compliance with Inland Fisheries and MAST...

Photographer: Brad Harris
April 12, 2017

Tasmanian Trout Fishing Photo Competition: Last few weeks

We want your best Tasmanian trout fishing photos. There are cash and gear prizes on offer and both adult and junior categories. Photos need to be taken in Tasmania and be trout related but they don’t have to contain a fish. A favourite fishing spot, artfully placed gear, a group of family and friends fishing...

One of the many Atlantic salmon that were stocked
April 11, 2017

Easter salmon ready to be caught

Yesterday we stocked 240 Atlantic salmon into Brushy Lagoon and today 120 were put into Craigbourne Dam. The fish were in the 4-5kg range. This should provide a bit of excitement for anglers over the Easter period. When our officers were stocking Craigbourne they noted that angler were catching some nice resident brown trout. The...

The Tods Corner boat ramp at yingina/Great Lake
April 11, 2017

Tods Corner boat ramp repaired

We had a report from an angler last week that the top of the Tods Corner boat ramp at yingina/Great Lake had washed out due to wave action and was stopping vehicles from accessing the ramp. There was up to 300 mm drop from the edge of the ramp. We inspected it and engaged local...