COVID-19 Recreational Fishing in Tasmania - Inland Fishing- FAQs, updated Monday 10 August 2020. To help slow the spread of COVID-19, please download the government's COVIDSafe app.

June 2019 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Jeremy Wade and Jonah Yick discuss carp management Tasmanian "style"
June 7, 2019

Dark Waters - Discovery Channel and Animal Planet in Tasmania

In November last year the British television presenter and biologist Jeremy Wade travelled to Tasmania to do some filming for his latest TV show, Dark Waters. This particular episode is focused on the Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Crayfish (Astacopsis gouldi), but it also covers the carp management, the threatened golden galaxias, the river blackfish, and some...

Brown trout are available in the River Derwent year round below New Norfolk Bridge: photo D.Green
June 7, 2019

Winter trout fishing

The rainbow trout waters closed last weekend (Sunday 2 June) but there are still lots of freshwater fishing available over winter. Waters open all year round are: - Brushy Lagoon from one hour before sunrise to three hours after sunset on any day - Craigbourne Dam from one hour before sunrise to three hours after...

Brown trout heaven - Western Lakes Tasmania - Brooklyn Etherington
June 7, 2019

Leading angling writer reflects on his visit to Tasmania

Kirk Deeter is a leading angling journalist from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA. In December 2018 we reported that Kirk had just been to Tasmania and had enjoyed the fishing and hospitality. He recently published a glowing article sharing his experiences with the world in Angling Trade's Spring 2019 issue, "Tasmania... in the Trout-fishing World, What’s...

Tyenna River Willow Warriors
June 7, 2019

All welcome to Tyenna working bee

Derwent Catchment Project have been working with Inland Fisheries Service Anglers Access program and the Willow Warriors to remove willows and revegetate sections of the Tyenna River running through Lanoma Estate. We have recently received support from the Fisheries Habitat Improvement Fund, to develop and start the first stages of a 10-year plan to eradicate...