Inland Fisheries Service News

Tarraleah power station
Aug. 8, 2022

Update on the Tarraleah hydropower scheme from Hydro Tasmania

For over 80 years, Tarraleah has been one of Tasmania’s most important power schemes and an icon of the Derwent Valley. Tarraleah is an important part of Hydro Tasmania’s Battery of the Nation project which is looking to upgrade to the existing hydropower system and add new pumped hydro in the future.  Hydro Tasmania has been...

Anglers talking to Fisheries Officers at the traffic stop on Highland Lakes Rd on Sunday
Aug. 8, 2022

Brown trout season opening weekend multi-agency traffic operation in the Highlands

Tasmania Police led a multi-agency traffic operation on the Central Highlands with the assistance of other government enforcement agencies on Sunday 7 August. Officers from Tasmania Police, Inland Fisheries, Transport Safety, Parks and Wildlife and Wildlife Operations  conducted random breath tests, drug tests, vehicle checks, wildlife, firearms enforcement as well as inland fisheries inspections of motorists,...

Jayden Slater with a sea run brown trout on the River Derwent
Aug. 8, 2022

Brown trout opening weekend report 2022

The 2022-23 brown trout season kicked off over the weekend. Thousands of anglers took to waters around the state to celebrate the most anticipated trout fishing day of the year. Recent rainfall ensured good fishing conditions, and this was reflected in angler catches. Nine teams of Inland Fisheries, Parks and Wildlife, Marine and Safety Tasmania...

A Huon Aquaculture rainbow trout
Aug. 5, 2022

Rainbow trout released into Bradys Lake

In preparation for the new trout season we have been able to stock some lovely rainbow trout, kindly supplied to us by the Huon Aquaculture, into waters around the state. Huon’s General Manager, David Mitchell said that for many years, Huon had grown thousands of rainbow trout specifically for the IFS stocking program. “The fish...

Talbots Lagoon warning sign
Aug. 5, 2022

Talbots Lagoon Forestry Operations

Due to timber harvesting operations planned from August 2022 to September 2022 on the eastern side of the Talbots Lagoon Dam, anglers access will be restricted in this area. Please observe all warning signs on the access roads and tracks. Access to the western and southern shores, public car parks and access points are not be affected.