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February 2019 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

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...

Brown trout captured in a migratory fish trap on yingina/Great Lake
Feb. 7, 2019

Another successful outcome for compliance

On Monday 4 February, three defendants appeared in the Launceston Magistrates Court. They faced charges relating to the taking of fish from the IFS fish trap at Sandbanks Creek, yingina/Great Lake. The Court heard that the men had used a light to assist them to tickle fish out of the trap. This was in June...

Wild brown trout on Woods Lake - PHOTO: Brad Harris
Feb. 6, 2019

How is Woods Lake performing?

Late last year we completed a Fisheries Performance Assessment at Woods Lake. We wanted to know how the trout fishery was handling the increased fishing pressure of the last few years. With improved vehicle access and good performance, Woods Lake has seen an increase in anglers. In the survey, we were pleased to see a...

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Feb. 5, 2019

A successful compliance outcome

On Monday 4 February, Zane Tiger Panton of Launceston appeared in the Launceston Magistrates Court. He was charged with five offences under the Inland Fisheries Act 1995 including: Take acclimatised fish without angling licence. Possess assembled rod and line without angling licence. Hinder officer by not giving correct name and address details. Two counts of...