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February 2019 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Inland Fisheries Service volunteers Ranald Moore and Jawhar Patil arriving at Green Island on the River Derwent (between Bridgewater and New Norfolk) to begin the clean up.
Feb. 26, 2019

Business Clean Up Australia Day

Today we participated in Business Clean Up Australia Day 2019. Three teams hit the riverbanks and lakeshores filling three Utes and a big trailer of rubbish. And there is still some large items to collect tomorrow. One team, from the Carp Management Program started at the Lake Crescent boat ramp and covered a lot of...

Penstock Lagoon boat ramp open after fires
Feb. 22, 2019

Penstock Lagoon Reopened

Hydro Tasmania have advised that all sites at Penstock lagoon including the below are now open after completion of vegetation fire damage works;   Penstock Lagoon boat ramp and campground Penstock Lagoon Lady’s Walk campground   With a pleasant weekend forecast the fish should be rising. Tight lines.

Carp Management Program Report Oct–Dec 2018
Feb. 20, 2019

The Carp Report - October to December

We caught 33 carp from Lake Sorell during the three months. Most carp (76%) were caught in gill nets set widely around the lake. Most nets were set around the shallow regions of the lake in response to rising water temperatures and lake levels. Over 50% of the male carp caught were infected with the...

Lake Augusta exclusion zone
Feb. 15, 2019

Nineteen Lagoons Open

Advice from the Parks and Wildlife Service: Lake Augusta Road is now open to regular traffic for day use only.  Lakes and tracks north of Lake Augusta Road are open to visitors and fishers for day use only.  Pillans Track remains closed and overnight camping within the 19 Lagoons area is not permitted at this...

An aerial photograph of the Tasmanian bushfires still burning in February 2019
Feb. 12, 2019

A bushfire update

Tasmania Fire Service (TFS) advises the community to avoid fire affected areas where possible. If you’re driving, bushwalking, fishing or camping in these areas please take extra care as trees and other obstacles that have been impacted by fire are extremely dangerous and may continue to fall over the coming weeks. TFS also remind the...