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Inland Fisheries Service News

Transporting a turbine blade to the Cattle Hill Wind Farm
March 4, 2019

Traffic disruption alert affecting Penstock Lagoon anglers

Starting this week many large oversize, over mass, very long and heavy vehicles are moving components to the Cattle Hill (Waddamana) Wind Farm site. These movements will use the Midlands Highway; the Highland Lakes Road from Melton Mowbray through Bothwell; and The Northern Waddamana Road to the wind farm site. It is likely the convoys will...

Hydro Tasmania logo
March 4, 2019

Upgrades to the Tungatinah Lagoon boat ramp.

Hydro Tasmania will be upgrading the Tungatinah Lagoon boat ramp. The water levels in the Bradys chain of lakes (Bradys Lake, Lake Binney and Tungatinah Lagoon) will be drawn down to 3.5 metres below full over 4 - 8 March.  Water levels should be back to normal by the Labour Day long weekend. The boat...

Inland Fisheries Service volunteers Ranald Moore and Jawhar Patil arriving at Green Island on the River Derwent (between Bridgewater and New Norfolk) to begin the clean up.
Feb. 26, 2019

Business Clean Up Australia Day

Today we participated in Business Clean Up Australia Day 2019. Three teams hit the riverbanks and lakeshores filling three Utes and a big trailer of rubbish. And there is still some large items to collect tomorrow. One team, from the Carp Management Program started at the Lake Crescent boat ramp and covered a lot of...

Penstock Lagoon boat ramp open after fires
Feb. 22, 2019

Penstock Lagoon Reopened

Hydro Tasmania have advised that all sites at Penstock lagoon including the below are now open after completion of vegetation fire damage works;   Penstock Lagoon boat ramp and campground Penstock Lagoon Lady’s Walk campground   With a pleasant weekend forecast the fish should be rising. Tight lines.

Carp Management Program Report Oct–Dec 2018
Feb. 20, 2019

The Carp Report - October to December

We caught 33 carp from Lake Sorell during the three months. Most carp (76%) were caught in gill nets set widely around the lake. Most nets were set around the shallow regions of the lake in response to rising water temperatures and lake levels. Over 50% of the male carp caught were infected with the...