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April 2022 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Brown trout in this study have a green tag
April 27, 2022

River Derwent trout study update

In late July 2021, 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 look at the movements, growth and population of brown trout...

April 26, 2022

Fisheries Habitat Improvement Fund

Fisheries Habitat Improvement Fund is now seeking proposals for small projects that support restoration of or improvement of freshwater fish habitat. Please click the guidelines to find the project funding guidelines and the application form to find the application form.

Swan Bay boat ramp
April 23, 2022

Swan Bay boat ramp upgrade

Work to improve the surface of the Swan Bay (yingina/Great Lake) boat ramp will start on Thursday 28th April. The ramp will be able to be used during the work however some delays may occur. Alternatively, anglers may launch at the Haddens Bay ramp 2km east of Swan Bay. The upgrade has been jointly funded by...

The Spencer family enjoying the day and their catches, after less than one hour fishing yingina/Great Lake on Monday!
April 21, 2022

Easter 2022 fishing wrap up

Plenty of anglers made the trip into the Central Highlands for the Easter long weekend period. On the whole weather was pretty good except for the Sunday, which brought windy and rainy conditions. Reasonable numbers of brown and rainbow trout were taken from Great Lake. Trolling lures and set rod bait fishing from the shore...

Entrance to the Liawenee Field Station set for Trout Weekend
April 14, 2022

Trout Weekend returns for 2022

Trout Weekend returns to the IFS Liawenee Field Station for 2022 on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May. This year Trout Weekend goes back to its roots as an outdoor event celebrating and focusing on the wild brown trout spawning run. Crowd favourites are back including wild brown trout ova stripping and live fish displays. ...