November 2019 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Murchison Dam spillway
Nov. 7, 2019

Murchison Dam Spillway upgrade project

Murchison Dam was constructed between 1978 and 1982 and forms Lake Murchison, which is a diversion storage that discharges water into Lake Mackintosh via the underground Sophia tunnel. What? Hydro Tasmania is increasing the size of the spillway on Murchison Dam in response to long-term predictions from the Bureau of Meteorology. Why? According to the...

Nov. 6, 2019

Waters closed for World Fly Fishing Championship

A reminder that the World Fly Fishing Championship is starting soon in Tasmania. Teams from 23 countries will compete at the three lake and two river venues. The Government is supporting the event, to ensure it is one to remember. This support includes proposed temporary regulation changes for the competition waters that aim to keep...

Launching for a patrol on Lake Rowallan
Nov. 6, 2019

Long Weekend Patrol

The Northern Recreation Day Long Weekend has come and gone. Our Officers were out on patrol and witnessed some fantastic catches from many of our inland waters. On the angling front, Lake Rowallan provided some nice catches, particularly around the southern end of the lake. Hard body lures and green and gold cobras appeared to...

Nov. 4, 2019

Western Lakes gate update from Parks and Wildlife

The boom gates allowing vehicle access to Talinah Lagoon and Lake Pillans were opened on 1st November 2019. The boom gate to Double Lagoon will remain closed at this time, subject to another inspection to be conducted in 1 week. For any further information please contact the Great Western Tiers Field Centre on 67012104

Tasmanian representatives in the Australian Fly Fishing team Jonothan Stagg, Josh Flowers, Christopher Bassano and captain Craig Carey
Nov. 4, 2019

World Fly Fishing Championship 2019

You have probably seen in the media that the team representing Australia were presented with their jackets by the Premier of Tasmania, Will Hodgman, at the official launch of the World Fly Fishing Championship 2019 held on Parliament House lawns in Hobart on Saturday. Tasmania is strongly represented in the team with three of the...