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Inland Fisheries Service News

An excavator was used to remove snags from in front of the boat ramp
June 18, 2019

Tooms Lake boat ramp upgrade

Marine and Safety Tasmania and Inland Fisheries have jointly funded an upgrade to the Tooms Lake boat ramp. Taking advantage of the current low lake level of - 2.60 m below the spillway, contractors removed stumps and snags from the vicinity of the ramp, extended the gravel ramp to the current water level and repaired...

Tyenna Willow Warriors
June 17, 2019

Native trees planted on the Tyenna River with the Derwent Catchment Project

With fantastic weather and a great crew the Willow Warriors planted 700 native rushes, shrubs and trees along a stretch of the Tyenna River replacing recently removed willows. The willows, removed by the landholders at the Westerway Raspberry Farm, had been restricting access to the river and impacting on fish habitat. As they grow, our...

Jeremy Wade and Jonah Yick discuss carp management Tasmanian "style"
June 7, 2019

Dark Waters - Discovery Channel and Animal Planet in Tasmania

In November last year the British television presenter and biologist Jeremy Wade travelled to Tasmania to do some filming for his latest TV show, Dark Waters. This particular episode is focused on the Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Crayfish (Astacopsis gouldi), but it also covers the carp management, the threatened golden galaxias, the river blackfish, and some...

Brown trout are available in the River Derwent year round below New Norfolk Bridge: photo D.Green
June 7, 2019

Winter trout fishing

The rainbow trout waters closed last weekend (Sunday 2 June) but there are still lots of freshwater fishing available over winter. Waters open all year round are: - Brushy Lagoon from one hour before sunrise to three hours after sunset on any day - Craigbourne Dam from one hour before sunrise to three hours after...

Brown trout heaven - Western Lakes Tasmania - Brooklyn Etherington
June 7, 2019

Leading angling writer reflects on his visit to Tasmania

Kirk Deeter is a leading angling journalist from Steamboat Springs, Colorado, USA. In December 2018 we reported that Kirk had just been to Tasmania and had enjoyed the fishing and hospitality. He recently published a glowing article sharing his experiences with the world in Angling Trade's Spring 2019 issue, "Tasmania... in the Trout-fishing World, What’s...