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November 2017 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Illegally taken whitebait
Nov. 10, 2017

Another whitebait poacher convicted

On Tuesday 7th November 2017 Peter Leslie Coventry of Devonport was sentenced in the Devonport Magistrates Court for offences relating to the illegal taking of whitebait. Mr Coventry was fined $1654 and ordered to pay $82.15 in court costs for illegally taking whitebait from the Mersey River in 2015. Mr Coventry was found guilty on...

"Judas" Radio transmitter fish caught in a net.
Nov. 10, 2017

Keeping the heat on carp

The peak carp spawning season (October to February) is now in full swing, and as a result the IFS have started actively following "Judas" transmitter implanted carp seven days a week. Since July, only 10 carp have been caught in Lake Sorell, which was much less compared to the same time period last year where...

Tasmanian government logo
Nov. 8, 2017

Inland Fisheries Advisory Council appointment opportunities

Applications are invited from persons interested in appointment to the Inland Fisheries Advisory Council. The Council is established under Section 20A of the Act and is the peak advisory body for matters relating to inland fisheries. In broad terms, the role of the Council is to provide strategic advice to the Minister on freshwater fisheries...

Nov. 7, 2017

Laughing Jack bridge repairs

Hydro Tasmania advise that both the Clarence Weir Bridge and Laughing Jack Bridge are scheduled for maintenance and structural refurbishment works, prior to the summer season. The proposed works primarily include replacement of the existing superstructure (e.g. decking and bearers) and abutment repair works, which will be carried out between 13th November and 30th November...

Tench can easily be confused as carp
Nov. 3, 2017

When is a carp not a carp!

Yesterday afternoon, we received a phone call from a concerned member of the public informing us of a carp caught on rod and line out of the Macquarie River. The fish was described as approximately 3.5kg, with barbels (whiskers around the mouth), and a carp shaped body. Although the fish was disposed of after capture,...