April 2019 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

IFS staff member, Paul Middleton, and a brown trout making its way up the River Derwent on its annual spawning migration
April 29, 2019

Brown trout waters close for the 2018-19 season

Most of waters around the State closed yesterday, Sunday 28 April 2019. If you didn’t get enough fishing time this season there are inland waters still open to angling. Fisheries open until Sunday 2 June include: Dee Lagoon; Lake Mackintosh; Lake Rosebery; Lake Rowallan; Lake Skinner; Mersey River above Lake Rowallan and the associated upper...

Brown trout in a migratory fish trap on yingina/Great Lake
April 18, 2019

Trout poacher convicted

On Tuesday 16 April, in the Launceston Magistrates Court, a defendant appeared on Inland Fisheries charges. These related to the illegal taking of fish from Sandbanks Creek, yingina/Great Lake, during last year’s spawning run. The defendant pled guilty and was convicted of disturbing spawning fish and assisting his friend to illegally take fish from the...

Four Spring Lake
April 15, 2019

Recreational water warning – Four Springs Lake

Water testing by the Meander Valley Council at Four Springs Lake has revealed blue green algae to be currently present. Please be advised that: Blue Green Algae may pose a risk to water users and anyone who draws water directly from the water body. Swimming, canoeing and any other recreational use should be avoided until...

Woods Lake boat ramp
April 15, 2019

Woods Lake Boat Ramp - Restricted access period

On Monday 15 April access to the Woods Lake boat ramp will be restricted from 7.30am until about midday. We are going to remove some dangerous dead branches from the large trees over the car park. Access will reopen as soon as the work is completed.

The staff of IFS presenting Stephen Hepworth with his retirement gift
April 11, 2019

Happy retirement Mr Hepworth

On Tuesday afternoon, we took a moment to say thank you to Stephen Hepworth who retired from the Inland Fisheries Service last year. We wanted to recognise the 18 years of valued service he gave to IFS, with the last 10 years as the Manager of Compliance and Operations. Stephen was the beneficiary of one...