May 2020 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

May 29, 2020

Get your off season fix with Norm

Check out this video of Norm Cribbin, an avid Tasmanian fly fisherman. When trout season closes Norm keeps his passion for trout fishing alive from home. He pulls out his gear, checks his lines, ties flies, and hops onto the IFS website to research waterways and keep up to date with trout transfers and stocking.

Pine Tier Lagoon
May 29, 2020

Dreaming of next season?

While in isolation we have all been dreaming of the day when we can get back to our favourite water or explore new locations. There are several new fact sheets for anglers with quality maps and information to help plan for next season. These fact sheets are now available as downloadable PDF’s on the IFS...

Brown trout from this years spawning run at Liawenee
May 28, 2020

Spawning brown trout ignore social distancing

Spawning brown trout have been running thick at Liawenee, despite COVID-19 restrictions forcing the cancellation of Trout Weekend 2020. With good rain and large flows being released from Lake Augusta, trout spawning conditions have never been better at Liawenee. These conditions have seen good numbers of brown trout running into the Liawenee fish trap. Each...

Brown trout from salvage
May 26, 2020

Fish released into Lake Sorell from salvage

Over the past couple of days we have salvaged 348 trout from the River Clyde downstream of the Lake Crescent outlet. As there is no requirement for a water release at present these fish had become restricted in their movements. Of these 171 were returned to Lake Crescent and 177 were released into Lake Sorell....

IFS Staff member Storm Eastley with brown trout from the Bradys Chain of Lakes
May 25, 2020

Bradys Chain of lakes: the results of our Fisheries Performance Assessment

The Bradys Chain of lakes consists of Bradys Lake, Lake Binney and Tungatinah Lagoon. In June last year, 7 000 adult brown trout were transferred from the Lake King William spawning trap into the Bradys Chain. Half of these fish were tagged, and the other half had their adipose fin clipped. The tagged fish were...