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July 2019 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

The right way to measure trout
July 31, 2019

Brush up on the rules before the start of the new trout season

Christmas Eve for trout anglers is fast approaching with the opening of the 2019-20 trout season scheduled for this weekend. With plenty of recent rain our rivers and lakes are primed to provide some excellent angling opportunities. Popular waters have had plenty of fish added by our wild fish transfer team and the weekend’s weather...

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July 30, 2019

Advice to not eat fish from the lower North Esk River

Public Health Services has detected per- and poly-fluroalkyl substance (PFAS) in fish (including eels) from the North Esk River downstream of Corra Linn Gorge. The North Esk River re-opens to fishing on Saturday 3 August and anglers are reminded of the advice from Public Health Services not to eat any fish, including eels, caught in this...

The Tasmanian Inland Fishing Code 2019-20 - front cover
July 19, 2019

A correction to the Tasmanian Inland Fishing Code 2019-20

There is a mistake in the printed version of the Tasmanian Inland Fishing Code 2019-20. On page 27 – it says: Lake fisheries rules a minimum size limit of 300 mm a daily bag limit of 12 fish open to all fishing methods a season of 3/8/19 - 3/5/20 Examples: Arthurs Lake, Bronte Lagoon, Lake...

Darwin Dam boat ramp at Lake Burbury will be rebuilt
July 4, 2019

Boat ramps to be upgraded at inland waters

MAST have announced successful applications to the Recreational Boating Fund for 2019. Four inland projects that have been funded in this round: Darwin Dam Lake Burbury – rebuild the launching area Wilmot (Lake Barrington) - new pontoons at boat ramp Lake Leake boat ramp – new pontoon Millbrook Rise (River Derwent) - pontoon extension These...

Penstock Lagoon - exciting mayfly fishing in Tasmania's Central Highlands
July 3, 2019

Penstock Lagoon - video

Penstock Lagoon is a small water storage located in the Central Highlands. Nestled in native woodlands, with grassy shorelines, the lagoon is protected from the prevailing westerly winds. The maximum depth is 1.8 metres but much of the lagoon is around 1 metre deep. The shallow clear water promotes good aquatic plant growth and insect...