June 2017 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Brett Mawbey releasing Atlantic salmon into Brushy Lagoon.
June 20, 2017

Salmon stocked in Craigbourne Dam and Brushy Lagoon.

Today we stocked Craigbourne Dam with 340 Atlantic salmon Yesterday we stocked 200 Atlantic salmon into Brushy Lagoon. All averaging 4 kg. Both Craigbourne Dam and Brushy Lagoon are open to fishing all year. The fish were kindly donate by Petuna Aquaculture Pty Ltd at Cressy.

Seized net
June 20, 2017

Poacher convicted of netting offence

On Wednesday 7th June 2017 Terry Johann Jones of Northdown was found guilty on four charges relating to illegal net use and the taking protected wildlife. Mr Jones had set a grab all net in the Franklin Rivulet near Port Sorell, which entangled and killed a platypus. Terrence Jones pleaded not guilty but was convicted...

One of the many over 400mm that has been released upstream to spawn in Tumbledown Creek
June 19, 2017

How is Arthurs Lake shaping up?

Since the depth of the last drought in 2008/09, the Arthurs Lake fishery compared to previous seasons has been disappointing. Catch rates have been down and the size of fish has been small. This may however be starting to change. Over the past five years, we have undertaken two surveys (2013 & 2016), as well...

June 8, 2017

Whitebait poachers get big fines

On Wednesday 7 June 2017 two Circular Head men were sentenced in the Smithton Magistrates Court. They were sentenced on 43 counts relating to the taking of whitebait and offences against officers. These convictions and penalties are the largest ever recorded by the courts for whitebait related offences. Leslie John LAMBERT and Roger James LAMBERT...

The new landing stage at the Dunrobin Bridge boat ramp on Meadowbank Lake
June 6, 2017

A new landing stage for the boat ramp on Meadowbank Lake

Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST), with Hydro Tasmania, have replaced the landing stage at the Dunrobin Bridge boat ramp on Meadowbank Lake. The new landing stage has been widened to 1.80 metres and extended by 10 metres. Widening the structure from 1.2 metres will make it a lot easier to use, particularly when loading and...