June 2022 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

June 24, 2022

Stocking Report 2021

The Inland Fisheries Service (IFS) recognises the value of maintaining wild fisheries as they are best suited to our environment and provide a much sought-after angling experience. We only stock waters when wild populations are not adequately maintained by natural recruitment and we use wild fish whenever possible. Stockings are guided by the Tasmanian Inland...

IFS Director John Diggle and Minister Jo Palmer
June 16, 2022

Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion 2022-23

More than $100,000 to be won! Delivering the Tasmanian Government’s Policy Commitment to double the amount of funding for the Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion. Fifty more tagged brown trout will be released into waters around Tasmania for the 2022-23 season. Each tag is worth $2,000 to the angler that returns the fish to the Inland...

Oliver is happy with his catch.
June 16, 2022

Junior angler catches $2 000 trout.

Fourteen-year-old Oliver Skinner loves fishing and living at Colebrook he likes to wet a line in nearby Craigbourne Dam most weekends. In March, as he was about to turn 14, he registered for a free Junior Angling Licence. He knew that there were tagged trout in Craigbourne Dam as part of the Tasmanian Tagged Trout...

The Shannon paragalaxias (Paragalaxias dissimilis), photo J. Patil
June 14, 2022

Native Fish Monitoring – Shannon and Penstock Lagoons

Recently, we carried out surveys of the native fish populations at Shannon and Penstock lagoons. There are three species of native galaxiid fish within each of these waters, the Shannon paragalaxias and Great Lake paragalaxias both listed as threatened, and the more widespread and abundant Spotted galaxias, often referred to as ‘mountain trout’. During the...