July 2020 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Reflections of Mt. Barrow at Camden Dam
July 21, 2020

Camden Dam is filling and nearly spilling

Camden Dam, completed by Tasmanian Irrigation in 2019, is almost full and should spill before the start of the 2020-21 season. The flooded edges will provide a food resource for the resident population of brown and rainbow trout and the fishing will hold some surprises for anglers during the 2020-21 season. Situated east of Targa...

Willow stumps and replanting at a tributary of the Tyenna River
July 17, 2020

Willow war continues on the Tyenna River

The first year of the Tyenna River Recovery Program has attracted support from Willow Warriors volunteers, funding bodies and local landholders. The program is off to a flying start to achieve its 10-year aims of eradicating crack willows and restoring native vegetation to cleared sections of the riverbank, with the Willow Warriors helping to complete...

Meander Valley Council sign at Brushy Lagoon
July 11, 2020

Brushy Lagoon algal bloom

Meander Valley Council have advised that blue green algae may be present in Brushy Lagoon. Further sampling will be undertaken to identify if the algae is toxic. As a precaution anglers should not drink from the lake, avoid unnecessary contact with the water and wash and cook fish thoroughly before consumption. Further information will be...

The 2020-21 angling licence with artwork by Trevor Hawkins
July 3, 2020

2020-21 Angling licences now available

The new fishing season will open on Saturday 1 August 2020 and with all of the good rainfall and the fish transfers that have been undertaken it is looking to be a great trout fishing season. There has never been a better time to explore our home state and the wide range of fishing on...

Macquarie Heads fishers
July 2, 2020

Tasmania recreational sea fishing survey

A new survey is calling on Tasmanians to put forward their views about the future of recreational sea fishing in our state. The For a Better Fishing Future Survey is the first step in developing a 10 year strategy to shape the state's fishing future. For more information and to undertake the survey go to the DPIPWE Marine...