March 2018 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

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March 20, 2018

Lake Barrington Nature Recreational Area closed for Tuesday 20 March

The Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service have advised that Lake Barrington Nature Recreation Area / International Rowing Course will be closed for maintenance works today (Tuesday 20March) for the entire day. The boom gate at the top of the road will be locked and the general public are asked to stay out. Parks and Wildlife...

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March 20, 2018

Caution required when fishing the River Leven

Anglers should take extra care when fishing upstream of Marshalls Bridge on the River Leven at Gunns Plains. This area was affected by the floods of 2016 and ongoing undercutting of the banks has made some areas unstable with steep drops into the river. Please ensure banks are safe before accessing the river.

Currawong Lakes misty early morning during the film shoot
March 15, 2018

Tasmania's trout fishery heads to London

Over the last few weeks, we have worked with Tourism Tasmania to gather high quality footage and photographs of our inland fishery. Some of this material will be shown at the London Fly Fishing Fair later this month. With the World Fly Fishing Championship coming to Tasmania in December 2019, Tourism Tasmania and the IFS...

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March 13, 2018

Draw down of Lake Meadowbank

A public notice from Hydro Tasmania. Commencing 19 march 2018, BridgePro will be performing strengthening works on the Dunrobin Bridge at Lake Meadowbank. The works are expected to last two weeks. During the work, Lake Meadowbank will be drawn down approximately 1.5 metres below full supply level. Hydro Tasmanian apologises for any inconvenience For more...

March 9, 2018

Imperilled Australian Freshwater Fish Workshop

Recently, the Inland Fisheries Service (IFS) attended a national workshop to examine freshwater fish within Australia most likely to become extinct within the next twenty years. The aims of the workshop were to estimate a probability of extinction for each of the 22 freshwater fish most at risk, to identify the most serious threats, to...