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March 2020 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

The Hydro Tasmania Logo
March 30, 2020

Hydro Tasmania announces the closure of lakes and boat ramps.

From the Hydro Tasmania Facebook page: Effective immediately, all Hydro Tasmania lakes and boat ramps are closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, along with our campgrounds. It’s a difficult but simple message: if you were planning on fishing, water skiing, camping, hunting or otherwise visiting Hydro Tasmania lakes or land for the Easter...

A caution notice from Meander Valley Council advising blue green algae may be present in Four Spring Lake
March 30, 2020

Four Spring Lake possible blue green algae outbreak

Meander Valley Council have advised that blue green algae may be present in Four Springs Lake. 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...

Inland Fisheries Service Logo
March 27, 2020

Closure of Tasmanian Parks and Wildlife Service managed land

​The Tasmanian Government has determined that our community should limit unnecessary travel during the COVID-19 pandemic therefore all National Parks and reserved land managed by Parks and Wildlife Service is closed to public access until further notice. This means that NO FISHING can occur on this land from midnight Thursday 26 March 2020. This includes...

MAST Logo
March 24, 2020

Lake Burbury Thureau Hills Boat Ramp Upgrade

TIMBER WALKWAY INSTALLATION Members of the public are advised weather permitting the installation of a timber walkway will commence on Monday 16th March 2020 and should be completed by Thursday 9th April 2020. The nature of the works will require the lake level to be lowered and the boat ramp to be closed during this...

The Honourable Guy Barnett MP (Minister for Primary Industries and Water) with John Diggle (Director of Inland Fisheries) at the Trout Weekend 2019
March 23, 2020

Cancellation of Trout Weekend 2020

Due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19 and following the Federal Government’s ban on outdoor gatherings of over 500 people, Trout Weekend 2020 will not be going ahead. The Inland Fisheries Service has reluctantly taken this measure, as this is an important event for anglers and the Central Highlands community alike. The Trout Fishing...