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August 2019 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

A trout dimples as it feeds in the flooded margins of the Leven River - the perfect spot to cast a worm
Aug. 29, 2019

Early season fishing options

One of the most productive methods of catching trout early in the season is bait fishing in our rivers. Bait fishing is an ideal way to spend relaxing time away from our busy modern life with friends and family. There are many rivers around the state that are ideal for bait fishing. Some suggestions include...

Maintaining navigation lights on our inland waters
Aug. 28, 2019

IFS supports boating safety

The Inland Fisheries Service installed and maintains navigation lights at 30 popular boat ramps around Tasmania. The navigation lights are automatically activated on dusk and operate throughout the night enabling anglers to return to the ramp in low light. The white flashing lights are visible at up to 2 nautical miles from the ramp. Installed...

The carp team are on a mission to catch the last carp!
Aug. 27, 2019

Preparations to complete carp eradication

Despite the rugged, cold conditions over the last few weeks, the Carp Management Program is starting to ramp up with gear preparations for the coming carp season. This involved inspecting and repairing the 14 kilometres of barrier net blocking carp spawning sites in the wetlands. Several kilometres of gill net was also repaired, which included...

Earth works to repair erosion at the Long Pond
Aug. 27, 2019

Pond repairs at Salmon Ponds

Clay has been imported and placed to stop erosion of the banks in the Long Pond at the Salmon Ponds commenced. The Long Pond is the feature pond when you enter the historic gardens and is known for its display of large rainbow trout up to 5kg. It was starting to show signs of wear...

The Mersey River has both wild rainbow and brown trout Photo: D Green
Aug. 16, 2019

Mersey River - World Fly Fishing Championship 2019 venue

Something that locals take for granted but the wild trout and stunning scenery surrounding the Mersey River will be on show and are sure to impress the competitors of this years World Fly Fishing Championship. Check out this fly over video clip by Brad Harris.