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April 2021 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Time is running short for the good times (and weather) of the 2020-21 brown trout season
April 28, 2021

Brown trout season closes Sunday 2 May 2021

The forecast mild weather for the State this weekend bodes well for those contemplating a last run at the brown trout waters, closing at 11.59pm on Sunday 2 May 2021.  It is also the last days of the Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion, where you could claim $10,000 if you can bag the tagged brown trout still...

The IFS released atlantic salmon into Brushy Lagoon
April 15, 2021

Brushy Lagoon Stocking

We released Atlantic salmon into Brushy Lagoon today, approximately 170 at an average of 1.2kg. These fish were an opportunistic donation by Huon Aquaculture.  Happy fishing all!

Canal Bay - yingina/Great Lake
April 5, 2021

Reminder to anglers of Canal Bay, yingina/Great Lake season closure

Canal Bay is the only part of yingina/Great Lake that has a closed season. The closure is to protect trout, both brown and rainbow prior to them entering Liawenee Canal to spawn. Anglers are reminded that Canal Bay closed on 28 March 2021and opens again for fishing from the Saturday closest to 1 December each year...

Improved western access to Pet Reservoir
April 1, 2021

Pet Reservoir - access works complete

Pet Reservoir now has improved access for older and mobility impaired anglers. Works have been completed to improve the parking area close to the existing access on the western side of the dam, the path to the edge of the dam and widen pedestrian access. The reservoir is home to a healthy population of brown and...