April 2019 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

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April 10, 2019

Lake Ada Bridge Replacement – Temporary Site Closure

Site works to replace the flood damaged pedestrian bridge between Lake Ada and Ada Lagoon will be underway between Wednesday 10 April and Friday 12 April 2019. As part of these works the carpark at the end of Lake Augusta Road and the Talinah 4x4 Track will be closed from 0700-0900 on Thursday 11 April...

small redfin perch and tench captured during the River Clyde carp survey 2019
April 9, 2019

River Clyde Carp Survey

We recently surveyed the River Clyde for carp. The survey looks at sites with ideal carp habitat around Bothwell and Hamilton. The aim is to make sure there are no carp in the River Clyde. We have done the survey every year since we fist found carp in lakes Crescent and Sorell in 1995. We...

IFS Staff members Storm Eastley and Jonah Yick releasing large Atlantic Salmon into Criagbourne Dam.
April 8, 2019

Colossal Craigbourne Salmon

On Friday we stocked 90 Atlantic salmon into Craigbourne Dam. The fish averaged 10 kg with some over 15 kg. This makes them some of the largest fish ever stocked into Tasmanian waters. The fish are in great condition and will be a prize catch for any angler lucky enough to land one. Thanks goes to Huon Aquaculture.

Fyke nets in Lake Sorell being checked by Carp Management Program staff during the juvenile carp survey undertaken in March 2019.
April 5, 2019

Lake Crescent remains carp free, and no spawning in Lake Sorell!

The annual Lake Crescent juvenile carp survey took place on 6 March 2019. This survey aims to make sure carp have not made their way back into Lake Crescent, and to look for any sign of spawning. We have not seen Carp in Lake Crescent since 2007, but we do surveys every year to check....

The cover page of the IFS Quarterly report to anglers for December 2018 to February 2019
April 4, 2019

IFS Quarterly report to anglers for December 2018 to February 2019

The latest IFS Quarterly Report to Anglers is now available. Read a summary of our activities for December 2018 to February 2019.