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July 2017 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Tooms Lake campground
July 20, 2017

Tooms Lake campground toilet closed

Northern Midlands Council have advised that due to vandalism the toilet at Tooms Lake Campground is closed until further notice. As Tooms Lake is likely to be a popular destination for anglers early in the season the IFS recommends anglers take a portable toilet if camping overnight.

Winning photo from 2016-17 taken by Steven Ooi
July 17, 2017

Start shooting for 2017-18 Tasmania Trout Fishing Photo Competition

The 2017-18 Tasmania Trout Fishing Photo Competition is underway again! The new season is about to start so think about saving your best photos of Tasmanian lakes, rivers and angling experiences and get ready to send them in. Photos can include fish, anglers or others enjoying Tasmanian waters or be more scenic in nature. Keep...

July 13, 2017

Fishers 4 Fish Habitat

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear from local, state and interstate experts about the importance of fish habitat, and how you can get involved in hands-on, local projects to improve fish habitat. WHEN: Saturday August 19th, 2017, 9:30am – 4:00pm. WHERE: The Grange, 4 Commonwealth Lane, Campbell Town. RSVP: Contact NRM North Administration (03...

Gambusia
July 10, 2017

Genetic control of Gambusia—3rd annual Australian Research Council project meeting

The pest fish Gambusia is often dubbed “Damnbusia’. Gambusia is a threat to Tasmania’s inland waterways and its recreational fisheries. It is an introduced species. So far, only found in the kanamaluka\River Tamar estuary. Gambusia is a small fish. The females grow up to 6cm and males to 3cm. They are aggressive to small native...

Minister Rockliff with one of the Atlantic Salmon released into Craigbourne Dam today
July 7, 2017

Trout and salmon for Craigbourne Dam

Today we stocked 300 wild brown trout and 105 Atlantic salmon into Craigbourne Dam. The wild brown trout from the highlands averaging around half a kilogram, will grow well in Craigbourne Dam and will help underpin the fishery for the coming season. The salmon were between 6-9kg and were donated by Huon Aquaculture Company. The...