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June 2024 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Inland Fisheries Service fish fact sheets
June 21, 2024

Learn about Tasmania’s freshwater fish with the new Inland Fisheries Service fish fact sheets

When most people think of freshwater fish they think of trout and eels, but Tasmania’s inland waters are home to 34 fish species. Of the 24 fish species native to Tasmania, 12 are endemic, meaning they are not found anywhere else. A new resource on the IFS website is here to help you learn about...

Arthur River Estuary Perch sign
June 17, 2024

Sign installed at the Arthur River boat ramp

A sign has recently been installed at the Arthur River boat ramp with information relating to the protected fish, the estuary perch (Percalates colonorum). In Tasmania, the estuary perch is only found in the Arthur River. Due to their restricted and low population numbers, they are listed as a protected fish under the Inland Fisheries...

Craigbourne Lake low level boat ramp
June 13, 2024

Craigbourne Lake low level boat ramp

With Craigbourne Lake currently -2.94 metres below full supply level, boating anglers can now use the low level boat ramp. Located approximately 50 m north east of the main ramp, the top of the flexmat ramp is just visible above the water. A solid gravel track extends from the car park to the low level ramp....

A perfect day at the Bradys canal heading into Lake Binney
June 10, 2024

Brady's chain opening proving popular

Over the Kings Birthday long weekend our Officers were on duty in the Central Highlands. It was pleasing to see good numbers of anglers taking advantage of the recent opening of the Brady’s chain of lakes (Bradys Lake, Lake Binney and Tungatinah Lagoon). Our Officers inspected 30 anglers on the water on Saturday, including many...

Rainbow trout being stocked at Curries River Reservoir
June 5, 2024

Stocking program in full swing

Recent wet weather has triggered brown trout to start their spawning migration into Inland Fisheries Service (IFS) traps. This has enabled the IFS to begin stocking Tasmania’s Assisted Fisheries. So far, nearly 2,000 fish have been stocked into Four Springs Lake. Curries River Reservoir and South Riana Dam will receive fish in the next few days....