October 2022 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Oct. 28, 2022

Message from Hydro Tasmania - Gunns Marsh Road flood damage

Hydro Tasmania advise that the Gunns Marsh Road will be closed at the Jonah Bay turn off until further notice due to flood damage and road works. Anglers will still be able to access Jonah Bay to launch their boats. For more information and updates contact Hydro Tasmania

Stephen and Bruce with the $2 000 tagged trout
Oct. 28, 2022

Fly fishing more successful than golf!

Stephen was in Tasmania representing WA in golf at the Master Games in Launceston. After the Games he headed to the highlands with locals Bruce and Tim. He walked down the road from his friends shack in Flintstone Drive at Arthurs Lake to have a flick with the fly rod.  As he prepared on the shore...

Oct. 25, 2022

Carp Management Program Annual Report 2021-22

Four carp were caught from Lake Sorell this past year year. All were female with only one fish which was capable of spawning, while the other three possessed advanced gonad deformities.  The last male carp with a viable gonad was caught in the summer of 2018-19. There appear to be no fertile males left in the...

Volunteers drilling and filling willows
Oct. 24, 2022

Willow Warriors October working bee

Calling all Willow Warriors, Another month has passed, and we gearing up for more willow fun on the Tyenna River! We are progressing downstream and have a large section of willows to manage. Meet at 0930 on Saturday the 29th of October at 2722 GORDON RIVER RD NATIONAL PARK TAS 7140. As usual, Derwent Catchment...

Chris with his $2 000 tagged trout
Oct. 24, 2022

The $2 000 tagged trout that almost got away!

Chris Fitzpatrick was camped at Tungatinah Lagoon for a couple nights with his family. It was a warm night for the highlands so he drifted in his boat in the area near the dam wall with his daughter Rebecca and her friend Lydia. They were casting and slowly retrieving surface lures.  Around 11pm Chris hooked...