The Brown Trout Fishing Season Opens in ! Get Your Licence

July 2023 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

July 13, 2023

Lake Mikany Boat Ramp Upgrade

Taswater, MAST and Inland Fisheries Service are committed to upgrading the Lake Mikany boat ramp during 2023/24. A new concrete ramp will be built at the same location as the existing gravel ramp which is unsuitable for trailer boats and vehicles.  Canoes and kayaks may continue to use the ramp outside of construction periods until...

A quick response from an angler resulted in carp being contained to lakes Crescent and Sorell
July 11, 2023

Anglers - please keep a look out for pests!

On the 28th January 1995 an angler, Mr Graeme Porter, found the remains of an unusual fish that was being eaten by a sea eagle on the edge of Lake Crescent. He promptly gathered up the carcass and took it to the Inland Fisheries Service (IFS) for identification. The fish was confirmed as a common...

July 10, 2023

Community survey on Tarraleah

The Tarraleah hydropower scheme in the Central Highlands has delivered power to Tasmania for 85 years and is having its future reimagined as the energy market changes.   Hydro Tasmania is currently progressing development approvals processes for the proposed redevelopment of the scheme.  A project update is being distributed through the local community to share progress...

2023-24 Angling Licence, Trevor Hawkins "Sea Runner"
July 1, 2023

Look out for your licence renewals!

With only five weeks until the brown trout waters open, don’t forget to renew your licence before you head out fishing. The new angling season opens Saturday, 5 August. Be prepared and purchase your licence now! In preparation, the IFS will start sending out licence renewals from 1 July. The Tasmanian Government has made junior...