June 2023 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

June 28, 2023

$2,000 tagged trout caught in yingina / Great Lake trap

One of the nine remaining tagged trout in yingina / Great Lake, recently showed up in our fish trap.  The fish had grown from 461mm to 515mm since being tagged and released in 2021.  The brown trout was returned to the lake giving any licenced angler an opportunity to capture it and claim the $2,000...

Help protect the sustainability of our fish stocks by respecting spawning trout and their habitat
June 27, 2023

Protecting our spawning fish

As most keen anglers will know, the seasons for Brown and rainbow trout are there to protect the spawning runs. The Inland Fisheries Act 1995 also protects spawn and spawning fish through prohibiting certain conduct or fishing inflowing waters to certain lakes. We remind anglers of the following section of the Act: section 137.   Disturbing spawn (1)  A...

June 23, 2023

Arthurs Lake annual weigh and measure has begun

The annual weigh and measure of 100 male and 100 female trout from each of the Arthurs Lake fish traps has begun.  From random samples in each trap, early signs suggest that fish numbers in the lake are healthy with the average weight and length slightly down on 2022. The largest fish weighed and measured in...

Aerial view of new Lake Binney boat ramp
June 22, 2023

Lake Binney boat ramp upgrade

Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) and Hydro Tasmania have recently completed a major upgrade of the Lake Binney boat ramp. A completely new concrete ramp has been constructed to a level of -4.5m below full supply level. This will allow the ramp to be used throughout the normal operating range of the lake. The IFS...

Hydro upgrade works logo
June 22, 2023

Butlers Gorge Road (Lake King William) weekday temporary closure

Update on the Tarraleah hydropower scheme  Hydro Tasmania is well underway with upgrade projects on the Tarraleah hydropower scheme. These are important upgrades on a scheme that has delivered clean energy to Tasmania for 85 years and is now having its future reimagined as the energy market transitions to low emissions sources. Work is progressing...