May 2021 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Lake Burbury will remain open to fishing and is a good winter trout fishing destination
May 28, 2021

Some waters are about to close to fishing

On Sunday 30 May the fishing season at many inland waters come to the end for the 2020-21 season. Waters managed for rainbow trout that will close are: Dee Lagoon Junction Lake Lake Meston Lake Rowallan Lake Skinner Lake Youd Mersey River above Lake Rowallan River Leven upstream of Loongana Road Weld rivers (both North...

IFS Officer Christopher Bassano and TV presenter Rob Paxevanos with a wild back country brown trout
May 27, 2021

Trout fishing in the Land of a Thousand Lakes to feature on TV.

The Nineteen Lagoons region of Tasmania's Land of a Thousand Lakes will be the feature of this weekends Fishing Australia program. It will be free to air at 4pm on Sunday 30 May on WIN Television. This is part of Tourism Australia's Great Fishing Adventures of Australia. To see the promotion clip for the show...

Shannon paragalaxias (P. dissimilis)
May 14, 2021

Penstock and Shannon Lagoons – Native fish monitoring

Each year we monitor the native fish populations at Penstock and Shannon lagoons.  The three species of fish we are looking for are, the spotted galaxias, the Shannon paragalaxias and the Great Lake paragalaxias.  This year we caught a very large number of both the spotted galaxias and more pleasingly, the threatened Shannon paragalaxias.  This...

May 14, 2021

Whitebait poacher convicted

On Friday 14th May 2021 Barry John McDermott appeared in the Devonport Magistrates Court charged with the illegal possession of whitebait. The charges related to 7.86 Kilograms of whitebait seized by Fisheries Officers from a residence in Devonport whilst executing a search warrant in November 2019. Mr McDermott was convicted and fined $1344, plus $85.86...

May 6, 2021

Advice from Parks and Wildlife Service - gate to Nineteen Lagoons closed

As the 2020-21 fishing season has now closed, the boom gate on Lake Augusta Rd just beyond Bernacchi (The Thousand Lakes Lodge) has been closed for the winter period as of today. The reopening of the boom gate will be on 1st October (approximately) subject to inspections determining the roads condition are suitable for vehicular...