Inland Fisheries Service News

On 6 & 7 April there will be a temporary drawdown by Hydro Tasmania at Bronte Lagoon
April 5, 2024

Drawdown of Bronte Lagoon 6 & 7 April

Hydro Tasmania are drawing down Bronte Lagoon this weekend, 6 & 7 April 2024, for the Paddle Tasmania Slalom National Titles. More information can be found here:

The Walsh brothers from Karoola proudly showing off a nice Brown trout caught on Easter Saturday at yingina/Great Lake
April 3, 2024

Easter 2024 patrols report

Well, the weather finally played nice for a weekend and it just happened to be over Easter! Bright and largely still conditions met those heading away for the holiday period, with plenty of opportunity to get the boat and rods out. Our Officers were also out and about to see how anglers were going and...

Reminder Canal Bay near Liawenee closed from 1 April 2024
April 2, 2024

Reminder to anglers of Canal Bay, yingina/Great Lake season closure

Canal Bay is the only part of yingina/Great Lake that has a closed season. The closure is to protect trout, both brown and rainbow prior to them entering Liawenee Canal to spawn. Anglers are reminded that Canal Bay closed on Sunday at midnight 31 March 2024. Canal Bay opens for fishing from the Saturday closest to...

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...