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February 2018 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Kayaks are a great way to go trout fishing!
Feb. 23, 2018

Overcast days productive at Four Springs

Mild temperatures and overcast days have provided ideal conditions for Four Springs Lake regulars. Wade, kayak and boat based anglers have enjoyed success with bait lure and fly. Patterns including corixidae (water boatmen), duns, and spinners have tempted solid browns up to 2kg. Chunky rainbows averaging 1kg have been taken on shallow running hard body...

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Feb. 21, 2018

Found at Four Springs Lake

Found at Four Springs Lake. A small camera in a waterproof cover with deck or head mount. To claim please contact infish@ifs.tas.gov.au or phone 1800 INFISH (469 474)

The ragwort removal team
Feb. 16, 2018

IFS support weed removal at yingina/Great Lake

Last weekend IFS participated in a exercise to remove Ragwort from Elizabeth Bay, Great Lake. This highly invasive weed has infested large areas along the eastern side of the Great Lake and an ongoing project by the Derwent Catchment Project aims to remove it from this region. With financial support from Hydro Tasmania, the Derwent...

The Trout Gear Mersey River at Liena PHOTO: Adrian Webb
Feb. 15, 2018

Tasmanian Trout Fishing Photography Competition

Don’t forget we want your best Tasmanian trout fishing photos. Entries for the Tasmanian Trout Fishing Photography Competition 2017-18 will be accepted up until 5pm on Monday 30 April 2018 There are cash and gear prizes on offer - 1st Place: $500, 2nd Place: 1xpair Neoprene waders (Fly 'n Dry), 3rd Place: 12 x Lures...

New signs at Four Springs
Feb. 15, 2018

No Fires No Camping at Four Springs

New signs have been installed at Four Springs Lake Reserve to remind visitors that Four Springs Lake Reserve is a day use only area. Camping and fires are prohibited within the reserve including the car park and lakeshore. Penalties apply.