September 2016 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

A warning sign that might be found around the Mersey River
Sept. 14, 2016

Mersey River access update

On the Mersey River we have worked with contractors to complete repairs and make safety inspections at Anglers Access sites. Most areas are now open to anglers but please take care as there are large changes to the river, deep holes, steep and undercut banks, log jams and other debris. Make sure children are supervised...

Current vehicle track information for the western lakes
Sept. 13, 2016

The road to the Western Lakes

Current vehicle track information for the Western Lakes access via Lake Augusta Road. The Lake Augusta gate and all tracks beyond are currently closed to vehicular traffic. The Lake Augusta gate is normally opened at the end of September or early October depending on weather and track conditions. For up to date information contact PWS...

The Australian Team of the World Fly Fishing Championship 2016
Sept. 12, 2016

Aussie's lead the way

The World Fly Fishing Championship 2016 is being held Vail Colorado. The Australian team of five contains three Tasmanians. Captain Joe Riley, Jonothan Stagg and Christopher Bassano. We wish them all the best when competition begins on Wednesday. Go Australia.

Sept. 9, 2016

Whitebait offender fined

On Tuesday 6 September, a defendant was fined $628 and had to pay $81.09 in court costs. The defendant appeared in the Devonport Magistrates Court on charges relating to whitebait. During the 2015 whitebait season the licenced angler took 4.5 kilograms of whitebait on one day from the Forth River. The Forth River was open...

Information signage at Talbots Lagoon
Sept. 6, 2016

Talbots Lagoon access update

We are pleased to say that Guildford Road has dried out and is now open to two wheel drives. Please drive with care. Anglers please note that Guildford Road is the only legal access to Talbots Lagoon. Many GPS units show a different route to Talbots Lagoon, this route shown is via private forestry roads....