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January 2018 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

AAT volunteers John Broomby and David Lee slashing cumbungi at Four Spring Lake
Jan. 22, 2018

Cumbungi control trial at Four Springs Lake

Anglers Alliance Tasmania was recently alerted to increasing infestation of cumbungi (bullrush) at Four Springs Lake. These infestations could potentially, over time, inhibit fishing in the shallow margins of the lake if left uncontrolled. It was determined that two control methods would be trialed for effectiveness. The first method is to slash the cumbungi 150mm...

Jan. 18, 2018

Lake Pimsoll level

Hydro Tasmania takes pride in supporting anglers and other recreational water users. We maintain our assets to support hydropower generation, and for users to enjoy. We’ve drained Lake Plimsoll to about eight metres below full, to perform about five weeks of maintenance. It should return to normal by mid-February. Until then, lower levels may affect...

The Fisheries Habitat Improvement Fund logo
Jan. 18, 2018

Fisheries Habitat Improvement Fund

The Fisheries Habitat Improvement Fund was originally founded in 2000 as an environmental not for profit Trust whose aim was to fund environmental projects that supported, preserved, protected or enhanced freshwater fish habitat. The first project supported by the Fund was the rehabilitation of Shannon Lagoon and a number of works were undertaken to achieve...

Anglers Access Longridge Road
Jan. 16, 2018

Meander River access reopened

Anglers access locations at Longridge Road and Birralee Road on the Meander River that were temporarily closed due to forest harvesting operations have been reopened to the public. The IFS thanks Forico for their continued support of the Anglers Access programme and the safety of anglers.

Bronte Lagoon PHOTO: Helen Ridley
Jan. 2, 2018

A wrap up of festive season fishing

Christmas/New Year saw many anglers heading to the Central Highlands. Although the conditions were windy at times, anglers reported great catches from a number of waters. Anglers trolling lead lines on yingina/Great Lake took bags of up to 10 fish. Green and gold cobra lures worked well, as did frog pattern flatfish lures. Arthurs Lake...