Inland Fisheries Service News

Wild rainbow trout in the Liawenee Canal fish trap
Dec. 6, 2022

Starlings fish Arthurs Lake and check out the wild rainbow trout spawning

Steve and Jo Starling recently visited Tasmania to fish for trout. They had a great day fishing out on Arthurs Lake with Nick May of The Highland Fly trout guiding. The timing of their visit was during the annual wild rainbow trout spawning run from yingina / Great Lake up Liawenee Canal where they got an insight...

Littering at a popular camp site
Dec. 2, 2022

Please care for our camping areas

Littering is every ones problem at our lakes and rivers. Litter left behind by a small number of campers can affect the reputation and future access for all  anglers. If you witness littering please report it to the EPA Litter Reporting System Litter such as fishing line and plastics can threaten and injure our native wildlife such...

Pioneer boat ramp works
Dec. 2, 2022

Pioneer Lake boat ramp maintenance

IFS and MAST recently responded to requests from anglers to improve the condition of the Pioneer Lake boat ramp. An excavator was used to shape the ramp and turning area and improve drains to maintain the ramp in good condition. Pioneer Lake is an important regional fishery in the north east and is regularly stocked...

Nov. 30, 2022

Gate to Nineteen Lagoons open

The Lake Augusta Rd from the boom gate through to Lake Ada was opened yesterday 29th Nov 2022.  Gates providing access to Talinah, Double Lagoon and Pillans tracks remain closed as conditions were deemed unsuitable for opening.  These tracks will be inspected again on (or around) 5th December 2022.  Visitors are asked to proceed with...

Three generations of the Gleeson family enjoying the Lake Burbury fishing competition with Lachie pulling in a nice Brown trout
Nov. 29, 2022

Weekend fishing competitions a success

The weekend just gone saw anglers from around the country descend on Lake Burbury and Bronte Lagoon for successful fishing competitions organised by the Queenstown and New Norfolk Angling Clubs respectively. 173 entrants enjoyed favourable conditions on the West Coast at Lake Burbury, with 561 fish weighed in at the annual competition run by the Queenstown...