June 2023 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

June 20, 2023

Further Update - Meadowbank Dam

The 6 m draw is being extended by one week which means that the lake will start to refill on or around 29 June and reach its typical level approximately 2 weeks later (13 July). We expect the lake will reach its lowest level this morning, between 8am and noon. Thank you for your continued...

June 9, 2023

Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion Ending Soon!

There are 39 tagged trout worth a total of $78,000, (each tag is worth $2,000) still able to be caught in the following waters before 31 July 2023: Craigbourne Lake Huntsman Lake Lake Burbury Lake Pedder River Derwent yingina / Great Lake Make sure you have a current Tasmanian Inland Fishing licence before heading out. Information on...

The last carp caught this season and potentially the last in Lake Sorell. It was caught in early November 2022 in a gill net set behind a barrier net.
June 9, 2023

Carp Functionally Eradicated from Tasmania!

The Inland Fisheries Service (IFS) is extremely excited to announce that after an intensive 28 year program, it has functionally eradicated common carp (Cyprinus carpio), meaning the few, if any, remaining carp in Lake Sorell are unable to breed! The invasive carp were confirmed in lakes Crescent (23km2) and Sorell (53km2) in 1995. These large...