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August 2017 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Tight lines
Aug. 4, 2017

Let the fun begin

The countdown has begun to the much-anticipated start of the brown trout fishing season at midnight tonight. In the latest weather forecast from the BOM they have backed the wind off to what now looks like great trout fishing weather. With a bit of rain, particularly in the North West, how fishy can it get!...

Paul Middleton with a Lake Leake brown trout.
Aug. 4, 2017

Lake Leake looking good early

Last week we assessed the trout population at Lake Leake. Over two nights, using 80 box traps, we captured 410 trout. This total consisted of 383 brown trout and 27 rainbow trout. As part of the assessment, in May 2017, we released 2,000 adult brown trout into Lake Leake. These fish had their adipose fin...

A big Tasmanian brown trout
Aug. 3, 2017

Trout Week- Fishing Australia

IFS recently sponsored Fishing Australia to film trout fishing in Tasmania. Rob Paxevanos and his team had a ball and found some fantastic fishing. The two episodes will be shown on free to air TV. The epic Tassie Trout Special premiers this Saturday with part 2 the following Saturday: Tasmania Part 1 – Saturday 5...

Tailing trout in flooded river backwater
Aug. 2, 2017

Opening of the trout season – North West Opportunities

Trout season 2017/2018 is nearly upon us and it is now time to ask the important questions… Where to fish on opening day? For those in the north west of the state, there are some excellent options for those anglers chasing their first trout of the season. Recent rains have caused river levels to rise...

Fishing friends in any weather. Photo:A Bellette
Aug. 1, 2017

The 2017-18 trout season starts this Saturday.

In the lead up everyone is getting excited about the opening of what promises to be a great trout fishing season on Saturday 5 August. Water levels look good at most of the popular waters and the weather for the opening looks “fishy” with a bit of rain forecast in the lowlands and a little...