August 2018 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

South Riana Dam at the opening of the 2018-19 trout season.
Aug. 6, 2018

The 2018-19 trout season begins

Over the weekend the 2018-19 angling season took off with a bang! The weather was reasonable for this time of year. Saturday morning was fantastic until some rain moved in at lunchtime. Thousands of anglers around the state tried their luck with some fantastic fish caught. Our Officers were out with five teams patrolling 46...

Four Springs Lake carpark on the opening Sunday in 2017
Aug. 2, 2018

Opening weekend outlook

Most inland waters open this weekend.   The brown trout fishing season starts on Saturday 4 August and the outlook is fantastic. Winter has so far delivered good rain in the West, Northwest, North and South of the state. Today dams in the Mersey/Forth, Pieman and the lower Derwent catchments are spilling with the upper...

2018-19 one season licence and the 2018-23 five season licence cards.
Aug. 2, 2018

2018-19 Licence cards

If you have bought or renewed a full season licence, you probably don’t have your card yet. There has been a delay with this season cards. We hope the first ones will arrive in letterboxes next week. You can still enjoy fishing this weekend. If you have a receipt, take a copy with you. This...

An aerial shot of the Forth hydro power scheme
Aug. 1, 2018

Pumped hydro community information sessions

Hydro Tasmania is inviting residents to community information sessions being held in August to talk about pumped hydro and the opportunities it could bring to Tasmania. Hydro Tasmania has identified 14 potential pumped hydro options around the state that will be explored further, to look at the social, economic and technical aspects. The information sessions...

IFS Staff member, Storm Eastley with a brown trout trapped during the South Riana Dam fishery performance assessment in 2018.
Aug. 1, 2018

South Riana Dam worth a go when the new season starts

Today sees the start of the new licence period. Put down your 2017-18 season angling licence. Pick up your 2018-19 season licence. As you think about where you might go on Saturday, consider the South Riana Dam on the NW Coast. Over 23 to 25 July, we did an assessment of the brown trout population...