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April 2018 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Jonah Bay - Jess Stevenson
April 27, 2018

Last chance to snap a photo and win

With the closing of the brown trout season on Sunday night you might like to take the opportunity to go fishing for one last time this season and get a photo that could put you in the running for some of the great prizes being offered in the Tasmania Trout Fishing Photo Competition. The competition...

A Swan galaxias
April 19, 2018

Swan galaxias survey

We are undertaking our annual surveys of the Swan galaxias (Galaxias fontanus). Swan galaxias are native to Tasmania. You only find them in small pockets of rivers or streams that are free of trout and other native fish. They are endangered. Swan galaxias have a short life expectancy of around three years. They grow to...

Whitebait nets seized by the IFS
April 17, 2018

Whitebait offenders convicted

On Wednesday 11 April two defendants were convicted in the Smithton Magistrates Court for offences relating to the illegal taking of whitebait. Our Officers apprehended the offenders last spring. Deekan Jackson of Stanley pled guilty to taking whitebait from Deep Creek. He was fined $1500 and ordered to pay $82.15 in court costs. Andrew Anderson...

Warning signs now at Four Spring Lake
April 16, 2018

Caution, blue green algae may be present at Four Springs Lake

Testing has revealed that blue green algae may be present in Four Springs Lake. Further sampling will be undertaken to identify if the algae is toxic. As a precaution anglers should not drink from the lake, avoid unnecessary contact with the water and wash and cook fish thoroughly before consumption.

IFS Officer, Brett Mawbey, with one of the wild brown trout arriving in the Liawenee Canal
April 12, 2018

Trout begin to run!

Recent rain and cooler weather has seen the first of the brown trout arrive in Liawenee Canal. IFS officers have been monitoring the run and report that the fish are in excellent condition and averaging around 1kg. If you are interested in seeing the spawning trout the peak of the run will be in May...