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Inland Fisheries Service News

Grading the Four Springs Lake Road
Sept. 5, 2019

Four Springs Lake road maintenance

Maintenance was completed today on the Four Springs Lake access road. The Inland Fisheries Service maintains the road annually to provide improved access for anglers over the busy spring period. Contractors have repaired potholes, added road base material and graded the road from the turnoff to the carpark. The lake is still full and fishing...

Hydro Tasmania drop-in community sessions – you’re invited!
Sept. 4, 2019

Hydro Tasmania drop-in community sessions – you’re invited!

Would you like to know more about what’s ahead for pumped hydro? Lake Cethana, Lake Rowallan and Tribute pumped hydro opportunities are moving to the next stage of assessment. Hydro Tasmania is progressing its feasibility study, to take a closer look at their potential and decide on the first site that could be developed. Hydro...

Dr Elise Furlan undertaking eDNA sampling at Lake Sorell, Tasmania
Sept. 4, 2019


A group of researchers from the University of Canberra has examined how environmental DNA (eDNA) surveys can be used as a cost-effective method to detect invasive species present at  low densities. Published today in the Journal for Applied Ecology, the research looked at the invasive European carp, Cyprinus carpio, in two Tasmanian lakes that have...

A trout dimples as it feeds in the flooded margins of the Leven River - the perfect spot to cast a worm
Aug. 29, 2019

Early season fishing options

One of the most productive methods of catching trout early in the season is bait fishing in our rivers. Bait fishing is an ideal way to spend relaxing time away from our busy modern life with friends and family. There are many rivers around the state that are ideal for bait fishing. Some suggestions include...

Maintaining navigation lights on our inland waters
Aug. 28, 2019

IFS supports boating safety

The Inland Fisheries Service installed and maintains navigation lights at 30 popular boat ramps around Tasmania. The navigation lights are automatically activated on dusk and operate throughout the night enabling anglers to return to the ramp in low light. The white flashing lights are visible at up to 2 nautical miles from the ramp. Installed...