September 2018 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

The Lake Cathana boat ramp after the upgrade.
Sept. 24, 2018

Upgrade to Lake Cethana boat ramp

An update from Hydro Tasmania. Hydro Tasmania has just completed an upgrade of the boat ramp at Lake Cethana. New guard rails and edging have been installed at the concrete boat ramp, and vegetation around the ramp has been cleared to allow for better and safer access. Located less than an hour’s drive from Devonport,...

The Carp Management Program Annual Report 2017-18
Sept. 21, 2018

Carp Management Program Annual Report 2017-18

The Carp Management Program Annual Report 2017-18 is complete and available on our website. Find out all about the 2017-18 season and how the battle with carp in Lake Sorell is going. The 2017-18 season saw 107 carp removed from Lake Sorell. Over the years we have removed 41 452 carp and we think less than...

yingina/Great Lake rainbow trout from Liawenee Canal
Sept. 21, 2018

Rainbows are running

Rainbow trout have been running up Liawenee Canal for the past couple of weeks to spawn. We use our trap on the canal to observe the spawning run. We weigh and measure some fish as part of our long-term monitoring program. We sort the fish and place them into channels. This assists them to spawn...

The Hydro Tasmania/Cressy Community 2018 Tasmanian Trout Expo
Sept. 20, 2018

Hydro Tasmania/Cressy Community 2018 Tasmanian Trout Expo

The Tasmanian Trout Expo is on again this weekend. Come to Brumbys Creek this Saturday and Sunday between 8am and 4pm. The IFS is supporting the Expo making it an angling-licence-exempt weekend for participants. Prizes are offered in various categories and the major draw card is a tagged wild brown trout worth $10 000. The event involves over 50...

The tag that lasted 10 years in the trout
Sept. 12, 2018

Tagged monster brown trout recaptured in the River Derwent

Recently, local New Norfolk angler, Jason Harrison, caught an amazing brown trout in the River Derwent River. The fish not only weighed over 4.5 kg (10 pounds) but also happened to be a tagged fish from a study conducted almost exactly 10 years ago! Jason was fishing on the banks of the River Derwent in...