September 2021 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

The brown trout in the Arthurs Lake spawning run were in good condition this year
Sept. 10, 2021

Fishing Arthurs Lake in Spring

The fishing at Arthurs Lake is a good news story. Fishing has steadily improved over the past five years. The number of fish in the 2021 spawning run was our largest in many years with over 14 500  brown trout being counted through the three Arthurs Lake fish traps and allowed to travel on upstream...

Atlantic salmon being released today
Sept. 7, 2021

Atlantic salmon into Kara and Brushy

Today we released 120 Atlantic salmon into both Lake Kara and Brushy Lagoon. The fish averaged 1.5 kg. Thanks to Tassal for supporting local angling.

The brown trout in the study have green tags
Sept. 6, 2021

River Derwent trout study update

In late July, 400 tagged wild adult brown trout were released into the River Derwent in the Dromedary area. Each of the trout have a single green coloured tag with a four digit number. This release of fish is part of a study to investigate the movements, growth and population of brown trout in the...

Atlantic salmon being released into Craigbourne Dam
Sept. 3, 2021

Salmon into Craigbourne

Today we stocked 130 Atlantic salmon in Craigbourne Dam. The fish averaged 1.2 kg. The dam is full and fishing well with the adult brown trout and smaller rainbows it has received over the past few months providing lots of action. There is also, of course, one remaining $2 000 tagged brown trout after the...

Ricky and Neil with one of the $2 000 tagged trout from Huntsman Lake
Sept. 3, 2021

Huntsman delivers the goods

Frederick “Ricky” Bassett, of Perth (Tasmania), retired recently and decided to buy a licence and return to trout fishing after a few years off. His mate, Neil, had recently bought a new boat. Along with Neil’s brother Ian, they took the boat to Huntsman Lake to give it a run. They trolled lures. Neil caught...