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July 2018 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

A selection of Anglers Access Program brochure cover pages from the new editions
July 31, 2018

This trout season brings new Anglers Access Program brochures and signs

We have updated our Anglers Access Program brochures. The Anglers Access Program team, mostly Neil Morrow, has replaced over 200 signs around the state. All in time for the start of the 2018-19 trout season. Our Minister, Sarah Courtney, released the Tasmanian Inland Recreational Fishery Management Plan 2018‑28 in June. The Plan ensures Tasmania’s world-class...

Transferring wild adult brown trout into Lake Binney.
July 30, 2018

Winter fish transfers

The opening of the 2018-19 brown trout season is fast approaching. Great excitement surrounds this season’s opening, and rightly so. Almost 30 000 adult wild brown trout ran into our migratory fish traps since April. Many have been released into Assisted Lake fisheries. To compliment the brown trout stockings, we stocked over 13 000 triploid rainbow trout...

Whitebait
July 27, 2018

A successful whitebait conviction

Codie Button of Smithton appeared in Burnie Magistrates Court on Thursday 19 July 2018. Mr Button appeared on several charges relating to the illegal taking of whitebait. The offences took place last spring at the Welcome River in the far North-West. Mr Button was convicted of five charges: Possessing a non-permitted net at an inland...

IFS Leader of the Tasmanian Carp Management Program, Jonah Yick, (front left) at the National Carp Control Plan workshop 2018.
July 26, 2018

Carp Management Program attends National Carp Control Plan workshop

Last week, Jonah Yick, IFS Leader of the Tasmanian Carp Management Program attended a workshop in Canberra. The workshop was part of a larger project under the National Carp Control Plan (NCCP).   At the workshop there were specialists from all over the country including: researchers of small and large fish, plant scientists, waterbird scientists,...

The Tumbledown Creek Bridge
July 24, 2018

The Tumbledown Creek bridge is 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.   This timber bridge was originally built nearly 15 years ago. It provided access to transmission lines. Hydro Tasmania (HT) left the bridge in place to allow recreational...