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August 2019 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

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.

Lake Rowallan is a great place to fish. Photo Shaun Cooper
Aug. 16, 2019

A great opportunity to try somewhere new to fish.

With the World Fly Fishing Championship 2019 coming to Tasmania during 30 November and 7 December, there will be a temporary closures for fishing at the five venue waters. Regulations to support this event are shown below. If the venues for the championship are your home waters, why not try somewhere a bit different for...

A large amount of whitebait was seized
Aug. 9, 2019

Whitebait poacher gets large fine

In Devonport Magistrates Court on 1 August 2019 Kerry James Davison, of Devonport,  appeared on matters relating to the illegal taking of whitebait. Mr Davison was found guilty of exceeding the 2 Kilogram daily bag limit, and exceeding the 10 Kilogram possession limit. Mr Davison was found by our Officers in possession of 37.9 Kilograms...

Fisheries Officer Jonah Yick checking an angler on the Tyenna River
Aug. 9, 2019

2019 brown trout season opening a great success

Well, the Tasmanian weather during August did not disappoint last weekend, with the usual mixed bag of wind, rain and snow, followed by a lovely day on the Sunday. Once again, thousands of eager people of all ages and walks of life, ventured to their favourite spot to either try their hand at catching one...

IFS Staff member, Rob Freeman, with a Blackmans Lagoon brown trout
Aug. 2, 2019

Blackmans Lagoon Fishery Performance Assessment, July 2019

Blackmans Lagoon is well known for growing large trout that can be difficult to catch. During the 2019 Central Highlands brown trout spawning run, we transferred 500 wild brown trout into Blackmans Lagoon. Before we released them, we clipped their adipose fin. This was in preparation for a Fishery Performance Assessment so we could estimate...