March 2024 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Transferring adult brown trout helps improve catch rates at Assisted Fisheries, like Curries River Reservoir
March 27, 2024

Stocking Tasmania’s fisheries with wild trout

It is not long before brown trout will start moving into the feeder creeks of lakes to spawn. As set out in the Tasmanian Inland Recreational Fishery Management Plan 2018-28, the waters that need stocking, Assisted Fisheries, will receive fish transferred from the spawning traps in the Central Highlands. Wild adult brown trout account for...

Wild rainbow trout
March 26, 2024

IFS Easter fishing tips

The weather for Easter is looking great with light winds and sunny days forecast, so it will be a great time to wet a line before autumn really sets in. Inland Fisheries officers have been out and about and recommend the following spots for some camping and fishing with family and friends. With the warm nights...

Average weight of Arthurs Lake spawning fish since 2000 - 2023
March 26, 2024

Arthurs Lake Fisheries Performance Assessment surveys 2022 and 2023

To investigate the population structure of brown trout in Arthurs Lake, we have completed three surveys since December 2022. There are two reports summarising these surveys which occurred in December 2022, April 2023 and December 2023. These are Arthurs Lake Fishery Performance Assessment April 2023 and Arthurs Lake Electrofishing Survey December 2023. The La Niña...

Chris Wisniewski hunted carp until they were eradicated
March 22, 2024

Chris Wisniewski's last day at IFS

Chris Wisniewski starts leave today and will retire from his Section Manager (Fisheries Management) role, in July. Chris received his letter of appointment from the Commissioner of Inland Fisheries, Rob Sloane on Christmas Eve, 24 December 1988 and started on the job as a fisheries inspector based in the Hydro village at Tarraleah 16 February...

Acting Director of Inland Fisheries - Ryan Wilkinson at Four Springs Lake
March 22, 2024

Ryan Wilkinson appointed as Acting Director of Inland Fisheries

We would like to welcome aboard Ryan Wilkinson as the Acting Director of Inland Fisheries.   Ryan is fly fisher who has been ‘hooked’ on our wild trout fishery since he caught his first Tasmanian brown trout from Arthurs Lake in 2006. Ryan has a PhD in fish biology from Flinders University of South Australia....