November 2017 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

The stile at Longridge Road on the Meander River is closed until further notice
Nov. 30, 2017

Temporary Anglers Access closure

Due to tree harvesting operations the access through forest plantation at Longridge Road on the Meander River will be closed until further notice. Please observe the no access signs until the area is reopened.

Seized whitebait nets
Nov. 29, 2017

Inland Fisheries Law Enforcement

Officers from the Inland Fisheries Service (IFS), Tasmania Police and the Parks and Wildlife Service (PWS) conducted searches of nine residential properties and vehicles in the North West of the State. The raids uncovered illegally caught whitebait, unlawful whitebait nets, illicit drugs and related material. According to Stephen Hepworth, IFS Manager (Compliance and Operations) the...

A nice, big Atlantic salmon
Nov. 24, 2017

Meadowbank Lake stocked with big salmon

594 Atlantic salmon were stocked into Meadowbank Lake this afternoon averaging 6 kg. Thanks goes to Tassal Operations Pty Ltd for donating the fish. Anglers are reminded that Meadowbank Lake has a five fish bag limit with only two over 500 mm. For more information about fishing Meadowbank Lake, see the Anglers Access Brochure.

Nov. 20, 2017

Release of the Draft Tasmanian Inland Recreational Fishery Management Plan 2018-28

The Inland Fisheries Service invites you to help shape the future management of our inland recreational fishery. On 19 October 2017 Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Primary Industries and Water released the Draft Tasmanian Inland Recreational Fishery Management Plan 2018-28 (Draft Plan 2018-28). The Draft 2018-28 Plan incorporates community, business and stakeholder feedback from proposals outlined...

Nov. 13, 2017

The 2017 whitebait season is now closed

The 2017 whitebait fishing season is now closed. After a wet opening to the season on 1 October making it difficult for fishers the weather slowly improved with good runs and catches being seen up until the closure on 11 November. The increased whitebait activity has also seen an increase in trout activity in our...