April 2016 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

This map shows the section of the road that will be closed.
April 22, 2016

Road closure at Kentish Park, Lake Barrington

Kentish Council advise that the erosion works at Kentish Park at Lake Barrington are planned to start 2 May 2016 and continue for three weeks. The lower road from the shelter opposite the southern boat ramp (sealed section) to the day use area past the water pump (gravel section) will be closed during the work...

April 21, 2016

Carp Management Program quarterly report

The Carp Management Program have had a busy three months in January to March 2016 with a range of projects. During this period 248 carp were caught using 720 individual gill nets and a range of other techniques. Juvenile carp surveys in Lakes Sorell and Crescent were undertaken, in addition to a downstream carp survey...

Salmon from a previous stocking at Lake Kara
April 20, 2016

Atlantic salmon stocked at Lake Kara

This week (third week of April 2016) 420 Atlantic salmon were released into Lake Kara. Thank you to Saltas at Wayatinah for providing the salmon. The salmon averaged 1kg in size. Anglers are reminded that there is a bag limit of five fish at Lake Kara with the minimum size 300mm with no more than...

April 20, 2016

Works on the Lake Echo power station intake at Echo Dam

Tasmania is facing an unprecedented combination of below average rainfall and an extended Basslink outage caused by a fault in the cable. In response to these challenges and to maintain energy security, Hydro Tasmania is conducting works on the Lake Echo dam. About the works Hydro Tasmania will remove a blockage of sediment material, upstream...

Electrofishing the Plenty River
April 18, 2016

Redfin perch survey in Plenty River

The Salmon Ponds has been run as a hatchery and fish rearing facility for 150 years. Whilst visitation is now the primary role of the historic site, the facility does continue to hatch and rear trout on a small scale for stocking of waters around the state. In the late 1980’s a Derwent pump and...