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May 2017 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Brown trout being unloaded at Four Springs Lake today
May 30, 2017

Highland trout to Four Springs

Today a further 950 adult brown were transferred from fish traps on the highlands to Four Springs Lake. This brings the total stocked into this lake over the past few weeks to 6140. With the target of 7000 adult browns for this water we are well on our to having it ready for some good...

Tasmanian Trout Fishing Competition, winner of the Adult category - Steven Ooi, Western Lakes.
May 22, 2017

Tasmanian Trout Fishing Photo Competition winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the Tasmanian Trout Fishing Photo Competition. The junior winner is Sabyn Harris with his photo, Four Springs Lake. You can see Sabyn's photo here. First prize in the adult category goes to Steven Ooi for his photo, Western Lakes (pictured with this story). The adult runner up is David Green...

Lots of brown trout in one of our traps.
May 19, 2017

Everything is in place for a great Trout Weekend

The staff of Inland Fisheries Service (IFS) have been busy preparing for Trout Weekend 2017. This popular event showcases our trout and native freshwater fishery. We will have: Displays featuring the latest work by the IFS. Aquariums showcasing fish and other species which inhabit Tasmania’s rivers and lakes. Vendors ready to show and sell their...

One of the photo competition entries. Glenn Szalman - Fat Brown
May 18, 2017

Photo competition winners to be announced at Trout Weekend

The winners of the Tasmanian Trout Fishing Photo Competition will be announced this weeeknd at Trout Weekend. The competition has a cash prize for the adult category, a vouchure for the junior category plus a pair of neoprene waders donated by Anchor Wetsuits for the adult runner up. Images have all been taken in Tasmania...

Fly casting lessons at Trout Weekend 2016
May 17, 2017

Casting lessons at Trout Weekend

The Devonport Fly Fishing Club will be on hand at Trout Weekend 2017 to give demonstrations, free lessons and tips to help you improve your fly and lure casting skills. This is a great opportunity – the things you learn may just help you catch that trophy fish! Ten-time Australian Casting Champion, Peter Hayes, will...