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January 2020 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Lake Mikany with the Angler Access sign in the foreground
Jan. 30, 2020

Mikany Dam upgrade begins

TasWater is upgrading Mikany Dam and site preparation starts in February 2020. For safety while upgrading, TasWater is closing Mikany Dam, including Lake Mikany. Weather depending, the project is expected to be completed by the end of August 2021. The upgrade will give Smithton, Stanley and Irishtown greater water surety into the future. The dam,...

IFS staff cutting cumbungi
Jan. 28, 2020

Cumbungi control at Four Spring Lake

We monitored and completed follow up control of cumbungi infestation at Four Springs Lake. On Friday 24 January, we inspected the nine known cumbungi infestation sites. We found 20 stems in total at four sites. We cut the stems below the water as this has proven to be a successful control method. We surveyed the...

Australian team member Jonothan Stagg fishing the Meander River
Jan. 21, 2020

More Meander River anglers access

As part of the Government’s commitment to improve angler’s access, we have improved foot access to the Meander River between Jackeys Creek and Huntsman Lake. 5km of walking tracks lead to the river from two new parking areas on Warners Road, off Jackeys Marsh Road. The new tracks, developed for the World Fly Fishing Championship...

IFS Staff member, Jonah Yick, presenting at the National Recreational Fishing Conference 2019
Jan. 14, 2020

Inland Fisheries Service attends the 2019 National Recreational Fishing Conference

In Dec last year, Hobart hosted the 2019 National Recreational Fishing Conference. The conference is organised by Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation. This year’s theme was “Our Fishing, Our Research, Our Recreational Future”. This focussed on recreational fishing citizen science programs. Around 130 delegates came from all over Australia. These including scientists, fisheries managers, recreational fishing...

Winning photo Tasmania Trout Fishing Photo by Shaun Chooper "Keep em wet" taken at Lake Fergus
Jan. 10, 2020

Trout Fishing Photography Competition 2019-20

The IFS Trout Fishing Photography Competition is back for 2019-20. We want your best Tasmanian trout fishing photos. Enter photos of fishing families, anglers, scenery and, of course, trout. 1st Place: $500, 2nd Place: 1 x pair Neoprene waders (Fly 'n Dry), 3rd and 4th Place: 10 x Lures (Hueys Lures). Entries is free and...