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May 2019 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Adult brown trout tranferred from Lake King William grow well
May 24, 2019

Shannon Lagoon offers a challenge to anglers

During June 2017, we collected 500 fish from the River Derwent fish trap at Lake King William and then tagged and transferred into Shannon Lagoon. On 14-15 May 2019 we surveyed Shannon Lagoon to see how these fish were going. Over one night of trapping, we captured 43 brown trout.  Of these fish, seven were...

Gravel and grading improves access for anglers at Haddens Bay, Great Lake
May 22, 2019

IFS upgrades Haddens Bay boat ramp

Anglers have suggested that more parking would be useful at the Haddens Bay boat ramp at yingina/Great Lake. In response the IFS has groomed the ramp on both sides of the rock groyne to provide additional area for turning, launching and parking.

Boat ramp pontoon
May 22, 2019

Important notice: Do not obstruct floating pontoons

The IFS and MAST ask that anglers do not place rocks to step on to the floating pontoons at yingina/Great Lake or Arthurs Lake. The pontoons slide on the anchor cables – if there is a gap between the pontoon and the shore simply slide the pontoon back to shore. Placing rocks stops the pontoon...

Keep them wet - Lake Fergus - Shaun Cooper- winner of the Tasmasnian Trout Fishing Photo Competition 2019
May 22, 2019

Tasmania Trout Fishing Photo Competion winners announced

On Saturday, at Trout Weekend, the Minister responsible for Inland Fisheries Hon. Guy Barnett announced the winners of the Tasmanian Trout Fishing Photo Competition for 2019.  The judges found it difficult to choose from a range of high quality photos that were sent in. The winners were: 1st  Shaun Cooper 2nd Arnie Zinnoegger 3rd David...

Latest news from Hydro Tasmania
May 21, 2019

Lake Rowallan boat ramp access

Hydro Tasmania would like to advise that the boat ramp at Lake Rowallan will be closed from Monday 20 May to Friday 31 May 2019, inclusive. During this period we will be doing maintenance work on the boat ramp, road and campground as well as improving drainage and bank stabilisation at the site. This period...