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September 2018 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Illegally caught whitebait
Sept. 27, 2018

Largest whitebait fine of the season

At the Devonport Court of Petty Sessions on Wednesday 26 September, Timothy John Tuthill pleaded guilty to one count of possess whitebait without licence. Mr Tuthill was fined $5763.36, including special penalties and costs. Members of the public reported suspicious fishing activity on the Forth River. A search was done of Mr Tuthill’s home finding...

Hydro Tasmania logo
Sept. 26, 2018

Update for Lake Barrington

An update from Hydro Tasmania: Due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to postpone the Devils Gate Power Station works. We have stopped the drawdown of Lake Barrington and will now refill to the previous level – which will mean that the boat ramps will be accessible in time for the weekend and...

The Talk Trout Tasmania 2018 flyer
Sept. 26, 2018

Talk Trout Tasmania 2018

Join us at the Great Lake Community Centre on Friday 12 October for Talk Trout Tasmania 2018. This is an opportunity to meet some of our inland fisheries staff. Hear about fisheries management and ask your questions of the panel. John, Chris, Rob and Brett will present information and strategies about the management of our...

The Hydro Tasmania logo
Sept. 25, 2018

Lake Barrington boat ramps temporarily closed

A notice from Hydro Tasmania. Boat operators and other recreational users of Lake Barrington are advised the boat ramps and pontoon at West Kentish Park will be closed from Tuesday 25 September 2018 until Wednesday 10 October 2018. During this period the lake will be drawn down to a minimum level of 116.59m (-5.33m from...

IFS boat and the Westpac helicopter were involved in the search and rescue exercise
Sept. 25, 2018

IFS involved in search and rescue exercise

On Saturday 22 September, IFS Officers participated in a large-scale search and rescue training exercise at Liawenee on the Central Highlands. Participants came from Tasmania Police, SES, Surf Life Saving Tasmania and bushwalking groups. We participated with a boat out on the yingina/Great Lake in windy conditions. Over130 people working in teams performed line searches...