October 2015 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Western Lakes brownie
Oct. 26, 2015

Did you Lose Some Gear?

An Inland Fisheries staff member found a fly rod tube and rod sock at Tin Hut Lake on Thursday 15 October. If you think it’s yours please contact Chris on 0418566272

Elver Harvest Commences
Oct. 23, 2015

Elver Harvest Commences

IFS’ Brett Mawbey and work experience student Kacey Lee Fairall got the annual elver harvest underway at the Trevallyn Tailrace near Launceston this week. Timed around the evening high tides in mid-October until early in the new year, the harvest targets juvenile eels during their annual upstream migration. This migration is interrupted by in stream...

Salmon being released
Oct. 20, 2015

More Atlantic Salmon stocked

Today, Tuesday 20 October there were further stocking of Atlantic Salmon in both the north and south of the State. Brushy Lagoon was stocked with 200 fish averaging around 3 kilograms. Craigbourne Dam was stocked with 150 fish also averaging 3 kilograms.

Rainbow trout being released
Oct. 14, 2015

More fish stocked into Brushy and Craigbourne

On Tuesday 13 October further stocking of Atlantic salmon and rainbow trout provided by Petuna Seafoods at Cressy was undertaken. Brushy Lagoon was stocked with 1000 rainbow trout at around 500 grams. Craigbourne dam was stocked with 500 Atlantic salmon at 1kg and 100 at 6kg. Anglers are already taking advantage of these stockings and...

IFS officers on patrol
Oct. 14, 2015

Wear your lifejacket

IFS regularly checks recreational boaters for licences, safety equipment and compliance on behalf of MAST. This past weekend IFS checks undertaken on Woods Lake have raised concerns for MAST with seven (7) infringement notices issued for not wearing lifejackets. This is of particular concern for MAST as the likelihood of a fatality, if you fall...