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January 2017 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

KW browns are wild and fit.
Jan. 9, 2017

Fishing the King

The recent warm weather has made for some fantastic sight fishing at Lake King William. Blue sky days have resulted in the ability to polaroid fish working along the shore. The ever reliable red tag is accepted more often than not when cast to cruising fish or just cast along the drop off into deeper...

A Western Lakes wild brown trout
Jan. 4, 2017

It was a fishy festive season for all.

Over Christmas and New Year our officers visited waters all over the State. We did boat and land patrols and saw some fantastic catches including brown and rainbow trout up to 2.3kg! Standout waters for fishing included: Woods Lake, where bait, lure and fly anglers did well. Penstock Lagoon and Little Pine Lagoon with the...

An illegal fish trap leads to platypus deaths
Jan. 3, 2017

Illegal trap leads to platypus deaths

Unfortunately, we have not-so-good-news to start the year. An illegal fish trap has been responsible for the deaths of several platypus. The trap was in the Emu River in the states north west. It was found by a member of the public. It is believed to have washed downstream during high Springtime river levels. The...