December 2018 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Merry Christmas
Dec. 24, 2018

IFS Office - Christmas closure

The Inland Fisheries Service head office will be closed from Christmas day, opening again on Wednesday 2 January. We will have officers out and about over the festive season so say hello if you meet up. Angling licences can still be purchased on our website, at Service Tas and selected tackle stores If you see...

A wild Tasmanian brown trout being released - Photo Kirk Deeter
Dec. 19, 2018

Leading international journalist remarks on his recent visit to Tasmania

Tasmania recently hosted, Kirk Deeter, a leading US angling journalist and widely travelled author. Here is what he had to say in a recent social media post about his experience. "Thank you, Tasmania. Just back from one of the most extraordinary "fishing" trips I've ever experienced. Never thought I'd watch a wallaby jump over the...

Notice from Hydro Tasmania
Dec. 11, 2018

Tumbledown Creek Bridge Remains Closed

Tumbledown Creek Bridge next to Arthurs Lake is closed. The bridge allowing access to Little Lake and Gunns Lake. The deteriorating structural condition is causing the closure. Unfortunately, it wil;l be closed over the Christmas period and into the the mid-summer months.   This timber bridge was originally built nearly 15 years ago. It provided...

US journalist hooked on Tasmanian fishing
Dec. 10, 2018

US Journalist Checks Out Tassie Trout

One year out from World Fly Fishing Championship 2019, Kirk Deeter, editor at large of Field and Stream, editor in chief of Trout magazine and editor of Angling Trade is in Tasmania to check out the form. He will be writing his thoughts in coming weeks so it will be interesting to see what he...

Fishing at Craibourne Dam is very popular
Dec. 4, 2018

Proposal to close access to the eastern side of Craigbourne Dam

Proposal to close access to the eastern side of Craigbourne Dam   Southern Midlands Council have advertised a public notice to consider a permanent closure of a section of Craigbourne Road that provides access to the eastern side of Craigbourne Dam. This location is sheltered and provides easy access for shore based anglers and kayaks....