December 2017 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

There are some good trout to catch in Woods Lake. Photo Christopher Bassano
Dec. 22, 2017

Work on Woods pays off

As 2017 draws to a close, it is timely to reflect on the performance of one of our more popular highlands fisheries, Woods Lake. Woods was ranked number three in the 2016/17 IFS angler postal survey, which puts Tasmania’s lakes in order of their popularity. However, in the not so distant past, Woods was a...

A "Judas" tracker carp
Dec. 22, 2017

Not So Carpy Christmas

In the lead up to the festive season, we have continued to pull out all the stops in the fight against carp in Tasmania. The remaining carp have been very active within inshore regions due to warm water and recent rain events. This has been the time to strike: they are very susceptible to our...

The IFS logo
Dec. 13, 2017

Gunns Marsh Road cleared at Cowpaddock Bay

Gunns Marsh Road is open. The large tree which had fallen across the road at Cowpaddock Bay has been cleared and access is available again into northern end of Cowpaddock Bay, Tumbledown and the track to Gunns and Little lakes.

IFS staff member Brett Mawbey, with an Atlantic salmon about to be released into Brushy Lagoon.
Dec. 13, 2017

Atlantic salmon into Brushy Lagoon and Craigbourne Dam

Today 380 Atlantic salmon averaging 1.5 kg were stocked into Brushy Lagoon. This following 606 similar sized salmon into Craigbourne Dam last Thursday. All of these fish were generously donated by Tassal from their Russell Falls hatchery. Thanks Tassal.

The reopened Lake St Clair boat ramp
Dec. 12, 2017

Lake St. Clair boat ramp upgrade completed.

MAST has advised that the Lake St. Clair boat ramp has been reopened after a recent upgrade. The project to rebuild the top end of the ramp and construction of a new walkway was funded by the Recreational Boating Fund after an application was received from the Southern Highlands Progress Association. The new walkway is...