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September 2017 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Carp Technical Officer Chris Boon deploying a gill net in the marshes, while battling with shards of ice.
Sept. 28, 2017

Carp in the gun

The outlook for total carp eradication from Lake Sorell is positive moving into this season with less than 1% of the carp left in the lake. This follows a successful 2016/17 season in which 439 carp were caught, and surveys showed no signs of spawning. The remaining carp in Lake Sorell appear to be struggling...

A restricted season exists to protect whitebait
Sept. 27, 2017

Smithton man pleads guilty

A 38 year-old man has pleaded guilty to unlawfully possessing a whitebait net within 100 metres of an inland water in the state’s northwest. Dion Melvin HOUSE, of Smithton, was detected with the net at Deep Creek, which is a closed water for whitebait fishing. House was convicted in Smithton Magistrates Court and fined $477,...

Whitebait
Sept. 26, 2017

Whitebait poacher convicted

On Monday 25 September 2017 Dale Lester Lambert of Smithton appeared in the Burnie Magistrates Court and was convicted of whitebait offences. Lambert was fined a total of $1113.00 with court costs of $164.30 for offences including illegal possession of whitebait and a non-permitted net. The penalties handed down in this instance should serve as...

The Australian team
Sept. 20, 2017

World Fly Fishing Championships 2017 - Slovakia

Congratulations to the Australian team that competed in the recent World Fly Fishing Championships in Slovakia. It is well known that it is hard to beat the European teams on their continent. In the last session ,through a huge effort, the Aussie boys jumped over the Polish team to finish 5th. First place went to...

Whitebait
Sept. 20, 2017

The 2017 whitebait season opens Sunday 1 October

The 2017 whitebait season opens Sunday 1 October and will remain open until Saturday 11 November. The rivers open for whitebait fishing are subject to a schedule of annual rotations of open and closed waters. Whitebait fishers will need to ensure that the river they are proposing to fish is open for the season. This...