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Inland Fisheries Service News

Dec. 23, 2021

Pillans track opened

The Parks and Wildlife Service advise that the Pillans / Julian access track was opened on 22 Dec 2021.  This means that all gated access tracks for the Western Lakes Fishery are now open to the public. Thank you for your patience during the closure period. For any further information please contact the Great Western...

Dec. 22, 2021

Lake Echo Dam Road – intermittent closure January-March 2022

Hydro Tasmania is currently working on a major refurbishment of Lake Echo Power Station, including replacing the turbine runner and overhauling the electrical system that controls the station’s gates and valves. This project is part of the ongoing asset management program that keeps our stations operating safely and efficiently. As they near completion, the project...

Dec. 22, 2021

Low water levels at Lake Rowallan

Hydro Tasmania will be conducting maintenance on the Mersey Forth power scheme from January to April 2022. In preparation, water levels in Lake Rowallan are currently being lowered. It is anticipated that the Lake Rowallan boat ramp may become unusable in late December or early January, and will remain out of service until inflows restore...

Darryl with a Camden Dam brown trout taken from his kayak.
Dec. 17, 2021

Camden Dam is fishing well

Darryl Saunders of Scottsdale has been enjoying fishing the new Camden Dam from his kayak. Fishing with hard bodies and soft plastics Darryl has been averaging two well conditioned brown trout up to 1.5 kg per session. A visit this week was no exception keeping one fish just under the 1kg mark and releasing one...

Dec. 14, 2021

Bronte Lagoon navigation markers

Marine and Safety Tasmania on behalf of Hydro Tasmania have recently installed new navigational aids in Woodwards Bay, which is situated at the southern end of Bronte Lagoon.  North, east and west cardinal marks have been installed to improve boating safety on the lagoon, and have been positioned to mark the submerged, shallow canal banks...