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September 2020 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Rainbow trout season to open
Sept. 30, 2020

Rainbow Trout Waters to Open

The 2020-21 rainbow trout season is shaping up to be a good one with the opening on Saturday 3 October. Lake Rowallan will open and give anglers the chance to catch the $10 000 tagged brown trout that has been released into this water. For more details go to the Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion. Tasmania’s...

Whitebait in its natural form
Sept. 28, 2020

2020 whitebait season soon to start

The 2020 whitebait season is almost upon us, and opens on Thursday 1st October. The season will run for 6 weeks before closing on Wednesday 11th November. A whitebait licence is required to fish for whitebait. Licences are available for $32 from the IFS website, Service Tasmania outlets and selected tackle shops. A whitebait licence permits...

Water Information Tasmania Web Portal
Sept. 21, 2020

Things to check before you go fishing

Do you like to plan before you go fishing?  Social media is a great place to gather information on where is fishing well.  For weather information the Bureau of Meteorology is a good spot to check the weather. For daily lake levels go to Hydro Tasmania.  However, when it comes to rivers more generally and...

Stolen grating replaced on jetty
Sept. 17, 2020

Four Springs Lake jetty repaired

The grating that was recently stolen from the Four Springs Lake jetty has been replaced and the jetty is once again open for use.

Lake Leake from the boat ramp and new pontoon
Sept. 10, 2020

You can troll on Lake Leake with a petrol engine

There have been questions about the use of petrol engines on Lake Leake. When Lake Leake was used as the water supply for Campbell Town, petrol engines were only to be used to move from one location to another. Petrol engines were not allowed to be used for trolling. There was a rule change for...