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November 2020 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

The inland waters boundary on the Huon River
Nov. 24, 2020

Huon and Esperance Rivers Inland Fishing Regulations

The news of the escaped Atlantic Salmon from a pen in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel has stirred up much interest in the recreational fishing fraternity in the last few days. Anglers are reminded that a seaward limit separating State waters from inland waters exist on both the Huon and Esperance Rivers: Huon River: An imaginary straight line drawn between a white...

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Nov. 19, 2020

Woods Lake road works to start next week

Roadworks to maintain Woods Lake Road from The Morass to Woods Lake are scheduled to commence on Wednesday 25 th November. Please take extra care on Woods Lake Road as there will be truck and grader movements on the road for the remainder of the week. Please keep to the 40 kmh speed limit when...

Highland dun - the subimago stage of a mayfly
Nov. 18, 2020

Duns popping on Penstock

Report just in - Highland duns have started pouring off Penstock Lagoon and the fish are on them. They are eating hatching mayfly and nymphs well. A high proportion of rainbows currently being caught but still plenty of browns to keep the shore anglers going. Big splashy rises and fish in good condition. It going...

Nov. 12, 2020

Call to trout fisherman to collect river health data

The National Waterbug Blitz is all about waterbug data and how it can help us figure out which of our rivers are in good health, and which of them are on the ropes.  You can contribute using the app (available for Apple iOs and Android phones - but not windows), or you can just use the...

A healthy whitebait catch during the 2020 season
Nov. 12, 2020

Whitebait Season 2020 draws to a close

It wasn't without its weather challenges, but the 2020 whitebait season has drawn to a close. The season runs each year from 1 October to 11 November. This year Inland Fisheries Officers checked over 100 fishers, with results varying across the state depending on the rainfall. Conditions across the season were good at the start,...