March 2021 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

March 17, 2021

Blue-Green Algae Advisory for Craigbourne Dam

Tasmanian Irrigation wishes to advise that Craigbourne Dam in Tasmania’s South East is closed to the public. The dam is closed to fishing and recreational activities as a precaution due to the detection of naturally occurring blue-green algae. Tasmanian Irrigation is continuing to monitor the dam on a weekly basis and will advise the public...

March 16, 2021

Trout Weekend 2021 cancelled

Due to the constraints of delivering a COVID-Safe event, Trout Weekend 2021 will not go ahead. The Inland Fisheries Service has reluctantly taken this measure, as this is an important event for the Inland Fisheries Service, anglers and the Central Highlands community. Trout Weekend is planned to return on the 21 and 22 May in...

The primitive mouth of the native Pouched Lamprey (Geotria australis). This was captured in the River Derwent, where they migrate in large numbers from the ocean into freshwater systems to spawn.
March 16, 2021

NEW PUBLICATION: The Southern Hemisphere lampreys (Geotriidae and Mordaciidae)

Lead author Allison Miller from the University of Otago in collaboration with researchers from the Tasmanian Inland Fisheries Service and other scientists from New Zealand and Chile, have recently gathered and compiled extensive information on the five Southern Hemisphere lamprey species.   Lampreys are jawless eel-like fishes that are commonly referred to as “living fossils”...

Ragwort removal volunteers Kim Clark, John Shoobridge, Justin Hawkins and Morgan McPherson
March 5, 2021

Ragwort removal from Central Highlands

Last weekend IFS provided on ground support for the removal of ragwort at Lake Elizabeth Bay on the eastern side of the yingina / Great Lake as part of our in kind support for the Central Plateau Weed Management Strategy. Boat transport, accommodation and practical help was provided to the Derwent Catchment Project for their...

Some of the rubbish collected as part of Clean up Australia day from Lake Sorell
March 3, 2021

IFS staff clean up fishing sites

The Inland Fisheries Service participated in Business Clean Up Australia Day yesterday. We focussed on Angler Access sites along the River Derwent. The section from the Bridgewater Bridge to Gretna. We also cleaned up the Dago Point campground and Mountain Creek shore campsites at Lake Sorell. Anglers appear to be keeping the fishing locations relatively...