March 2017 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

The road into the Dam Wall boat ramp has been improved
March 28, 2017

Hydro Tasmania upgrades access for anglers

Hydro Tasmania have undertaken maintenance work to improve Angler Access at Arthurs Lake Dam Ramp, Penstock Lagoon Ramp and Liawenee Open Weekend Overflow Carpark. The work was undertaken by Stornoway Maintenance on behalf of Hydro Tasmania and involved re-sheeting and grading of the existing roads and carpark. Anglers are reminded to limit their speed to...

Cherax destructor
March 17, 2017

Media Release: Notice of closure of Lake Lynch in the Central Highlands

The Inland Fisheries Service is reminding Tasmanians it is illegal to move, possess, import or release Mainland yabbies (Cherax destructor) into waterways following the recent detection of the introduced species in a new area. A small artificial waterbody in the Central Highlands will be closed for a period of time to allow the Inland Fisheries...

Gravel being placed into the spawning channel.
March 17, 2017

Beds ready for rainbow redds

When built in 1976 the Zig Zag Channel at Liawenee was described as “The new spawning grounds incorporate a novel design in that the channel follows a zig zag course to enable the greatest length of spawning ground to be located in a fixed area of land”. In the spring of 1977 the first adult...

The IFS display trailer attracted some interest
March 15, 2017

Good day at the grasshopper festival

On Sunday 12th March we were at the Grasshopper Carnival at Gunns Plains. The rain did not stop between 250-300 people coming along. We had our display trailer and were able to talk to lots of anglers. The kids were happy to receive giveaways including stickers, fishing lures and booklets full of fishing tips. The...

IFS staff member, Rob Cordwell, cleaning up at the the Lake Crescent boat ramp.
March 8, 2017

IFS cleans up at Lake Crescent

A short summary of the clean-up activity at Lake Crescent. Last Tuesday the IFS team pulled on the gloves, picked up the garbage bags took part in Business Clean Up Australia Day. The clean-up area was the Lake Crescent boat ramp and car park, the road verges from the Lake Crescent screens out to Dennistoun...