August 2021 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Aug. 12, 2021

Fishing Lake Leake

Last season, Lake Leake was one of our standout waters. Good numbers of large fish were caught using all methods. The lake has been spilling over winter and level is still be high. The Inland Fisheries Service has transferred 1 200 adult wild brown trout and stocked 2 000 yearling rainbow trout into Lake Leake...

Aug. 11, 2021

Angler reels in $2 000 tagged trout on the Derwent

Michael Deppeler decided to take his kids, Lucy and Liam, for a fish on Sunday afternoon out on the River Derwent. They launched their boat near New Norfolk, and began to troll lures as they headed down the river. It wasn't long and Lucy saw one of the rods bend. When they reeled in the...

Marcus Collins (11 yrs) and Jaxson Collins (8 yrs) proudly showing their opening weekend catch from the Huon River at Judbury
Aug. 9, 2021

Another amazing brown trout opening weekend behind us

Brown trout season 2021-22 kicked off over the weekend and what a weekend it was! The weather good (considering it is the Tasmanian Winter!) and the fish were biting well. Strong winter rains have ensured that our inland waterways are all at good high levels and this was reflected in the quality of the fishing. Officers from...

Aug. 6, 2021

Hydro Tasmania advise of work at Penstock Lagoon

Visitors to Penstock Lagoon Boat Ramp and Campground are advised that work will be undertaken on Monday 9 August to remove dead trees. Please  exercise caution when visiting the area.

A wild brown trout from Curries River Reservoir
Aug. 6, 2021

Curries River Reservoir - early season option

Located close to Georgetown on the Bridport Road, Curries River Reservoir is one of Tasmania’s many under-fished trout waters. The lake has received over 2 300 adult rainbow and 2 900 adult brown trout in the last two years. Recent rains have increased water levels, giving brown trout large bays in which to forage. This...