May 2022 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

A wild brown trout at Liawenee
May 18, 2022

The wild brown trout spawning run is on!

The wild brown trout migration is in full swing from yingina / Great Lake. Come to Trout Weekend 2022 at Liawenee, see this amazing spectacle as thousands of trout move up stream to spawn and talk to Inland Fisheries Service staff about their work. Trout Weekend 2022 is all outside. The weather forecast looks good...

Wild brown trout in the Liawenee fish trap
May 16, 2022

Come to Trout Weekend and see the working fish trap

Trout Weekend returns to the IFS Liawenee Field Station for 2022 on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 May. The wild brown trout spawning run is at its peak with thousands of fish moving up Liawenee Canal. Bring your walking boots and enjoy a walk down Liawenee Canal to see the working fish trap. This is...

Whitebait fishing is legal in certain waters, as long as you comply with the rules
May 10, 2022

Whitebait offenders fined

On Friday 6 May 2022 the Devonport Magistrate's Court sentenced another whitebait offender for illegal fishing from 2019. Jackson Darren Woods, of Latrobe, pleaded guilty to four charges under the Inland Fisheries Act and regulations, receiving a fine of $2000 plus court costs. In December 2021 at the Burnie Magistrate's Court, Billy Messenger, of Brittons Swamp,...

Christian Tubb with his prize of a rod and reel for reporting the tagged fish from the study.
May 9, 2022

River Derwent trout study winner!

In late July 2021, 400 tagged wild adult brown trout were released into the River Derwent in the Dromedary area. Each of the trout has a single green coloured tag with a four digit number. The release of fish is part of a study to investigate the movements, growth and population of brown trout in...

Swan Bay Boat Ramp complete
May 2, 2022

Swan Bay boat ramp upgrade complete

The upgrade of the Swan Bay (yingina / Great Lake) boat ramp is complete.  The upgrade used 500 tonnes of gravel to resurface 1,800 m2 area of the boat ramp, parking and access road. This project was jointly funded by the MAST Small Boating Fund and the IFS. We would like to thank anglers for...