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May 2023 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

May 31, 2023

Meadowbank Dam update

The proposed 6 m draw that was due to start today has been deferred until 1 June. Pre-commissioning of the new gate is well underway, however, the new control system is complex and as conditions remain dry, we have taken extra time to ensure it is working exactly right before we commence final testing. Taking...

May 31, 2023

Lake Binney Boat Ramp Works

MAST wish to advise boaters that the Lake Binney boat ramp will be closed from 29 May until 16 June 2023 to facilitate the construction of a new ramp. Alternative launching is available at the Brady's Lake boat ramp and Tungatinah Lagoon.

Water Bug Investigations at Trout Weekend 2023
May 26, 2023

Big crowds enjoy Trout Weekend 2023

Fine weather on Saturday gave way to strong winds and snow on Sunday but had little effect on the crowds at the annual IFS Trout Weekend on 20 – 21 May. An estimated 3,500 people were in attendance, enjoying the celebration of Tasmania’s wild brown trout spawning run. Patrons enjoyed wonderful food from the Longford...

Spillway Safety Boom
May 25, 2023

Craigbourne Lake New Spillway Safety Boom

Tasmanian Irrigation, MAST and the IFS have jointly funded the installation of a new spillway safety boom at Craigbourne Lake. The new boom has enhanced boating safety for anglers by excluding water craft from the dam and spillway particularly during flood events. The new 200 m long boom line, fabricated and installed by Hobart based...

May 11, 2023

Scientific publication by the IFS receives best paper award

A paper titled “Eradication of the Invasive Common Carp, Cyprinus carpio from a Large Lake: Lessons and Insights from the Tasmanian Experience” published in 2021 in the journal “Fishes”, was recently awarded the winner of the Fishes 2021 Best Paper Award. The paper was written by Jonah Yick, Chris Wisniewski, John Diggle, and Dr. Jawahar...