February 2023 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Rex Cambell with a Lake Crescent brown trout
Feb. 28, 2023

Trophy trout in Lake Crescent

The big fish keep coming at Lake Crescent with good catches of trophy sized brown trout.  Clearly, this is the best season that the lake has had since European carp were eradicated in 2009. Better catch rates this season are in part due to better water quality in the lake.  The Inland Fisheries Service has been tracking water...

Willows to be removed on the Tyenna River
Feb. 21, 2023

Willow Warriors working bee

The Willow Warriors will be meeting this Friday to continue with the willow restoration plan for Tyenna River. The working bee will start at 9am in National Park. No prior experience is required, just sturdy footwear and clothing to wear in the bush.   If you would like any more information, please contact Morgan atmorgan@derwentcatchment.org...

Double Lagoon and Lake Kay track upgrade work areas
Feb. 16, 2023

Double Lagoon and Lake Kay track upgrades

The Inland Fisheries Service (IFS) are undertaking upgrades to the Lake Kay and Double Lagoon vehicle tracks in the Western Lakes. The track upgrade is scheduled to commence on 6th March 2023 and be completed by 24th March 2023 weather permitting. Both tracks will be subject to periodic closure to the public during this period....

Lots of wild rainbow trout are being caught at yingina/Great Lake
Feb. 14, 2023

Good fishing reported on the weekend

Inland Fisheries Officers were on duty over the weekend in the Central Highlands, with many people from southern Tasmania taking advantage of the long weekend and good weather. Good fishing was reported from a number of waters: Great Lake continues to produce good fish, with anglers trolling first thing in the morning reporting catches. Elizabeth,...

Help rid the Central Highlands of the invasive Ragwort
Feb. 8, 2023

Adopt-A-Shore Community Working Bee

Come join the Derwent Catchment Project on a working bee to remove Ragwort from Elizabeth Bay, Central Plateau. Ragwort is a highly invasive weed that the Derwent Catchment Project has been managing for 5 years, but we would like your help! Date: 18th February 2023 Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm Location: Elizabeth Bay For more information...