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December 2021 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Dee Lagoon navigation light
Dec. 23, 2021

Keeping boaters safe on inland waters

An initiative of Hydro Tasmania, MAST and IFS the navigation lights installed at 30 major boat ramps around Tasmania in 2013/14 are coming to the end of their service life. MAST have funded replacement of the lights with IFS undertaking the installation work. The first five lights have been replaced at Lake Binney, Tungatinah Lagoon,...

A collectors item!
Dec. 23, 2021

A Christmas gift for the adventurous!

If you are looking for a last minute Christmas gift for an adventurous, outdoor loving friend or loved one why not consider a freshwater angling licence. A range of angling licences are available. Go to the Inland Fisheries Service website for options and full details. Also remember the new improved Infish app 2.0 makes it...

Dec. 23, 2021

Pillans track opened

The Parks and Wildlife Service advise that the Pillans / Julian access track was opened on 22 Dec 2021.  This means that all gated access tracks for the Western Lakes Fishery are now open to the public. Thank you for your patience during the closure period. For any further information please contact the Great Western...

Dec. 22, 2021

Lake Echo Dam Road – intermittent closure January-March 2022

Hydro Tasmania is currently working on a major refurbishment of Lake Echo Power Station, including replacing the turbine runner and overhauling the electrical system that controls the station’s gates and valves. This project is part of the ongoing asset management program that keeps our stations operating safely and efficiently. As they near completion, the project...

Dec. 22, 2021

Low water levels at Lake Rowallan

Hydro Tasmania will be conducting maintenance on the Mersey Forth power scheme from January to April 2022. In preparation, water levels in Lake Rowallan are currently being lowered. It is anticipated that the Lake Rowallan boat ramp may become unusable in late December or early January, and will remain out of service until inflows restore...