August 2015 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Aug. 18, 2015

Woods Lake water levels and turbidity

As of August 2015 the current water level in Woods Lake is the lowest it has been since 2007 for this time of year. This is a result of lower than average rainfall received in the area during the last 12 months which meant the irrigation season was longer than usual. (Woods Lake is primarily...

Anglers enjoying lovely conditions at Pet Dam
Aug. 14, 2015

Fantastic late winter weather is perfect for fishing

After some pretty challenging conditions over the opening weekend, warm sunshine, calm conditions and moderate flows have now created some perfect angling conditions. Neil Morrow one of our fisheries officers has reported back that last week at Brumbys Creek and the Pet Dam a broad range of anglers were enjoying a day on the water...

IFS Fisheries Officer Paul Middleton with a typical Four Springs brown trout
Aug. 12, 2015

Electrofishing Survey – Four Springs Lake

Just prior to the opening of the brown trout season, the Service conducted a single, one day survey of the trout population at Four Springs Lake. This survey was undertaken to supplement the information gathered during an earlier survey in March 2015. A total of 51 trout were collected using the Service’s electrofishing boat for...

Brett Mawbey stocking Atlantic salmon at Brushy Lagoon
Aug. 10, 2015

Recent Atlantic salmon stockings

Petuna Fisheries at Cressy donated salmon that we stocked this past week into the following IFS waterways 1. Taylors Dam near Latrobe This is a registered junior angling fishery and 150 salmon averaging 3kg were transferred into the dam. The Inland Fisheries Service supports registered junior angling ponds with regular stockings of available fish from...

Mathew and Dempsey Cock enjoyed the angler access @Mersylea
Aug. 3, 2015

Cold start for keen anglers

A cold start hasn’t dampened the spirits of many anglers looking to bag their first trout of the 2015/16 season. Fisheries Officers patrolled waters across the state, including the North West and far North East, Central Plateau and Southern districts. 341 anglers were inspected across more than 30 waters with Fisheries Officers very pleased with...