August 2019 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Lake Rowallan is a great place to fish. Photo Shaun Cooper
Aug. 16, 2019

A great opportunity to try somewhere new to fish.

With the World Fly Fishing Championship 2019 coming to Tasmania during 30 November and 7 December, there will be a temporary closures for fishing at the five venue waters. Regulations to support this event are shown below. If the venues for the championship are your home waters, why not try somewhere a bit different for...

A large amount of whitebait was seized
Aug. 9, 2019

Whitebait poacher gets large fine

In Devonport Magistrates Court on 1 August 2019 Kerry James Davison, of Devonport,  appeared on matters relating to the illegal taking of whitebait. Mr Davison was found guilty of exceeding the 2 Kilogram daily bag limit, and exceeding the 10 Kilogram possession limit. Mr Davison was found by our Officers in possession of 37.9 Kilograms...

Fisheries Officer Jonah Yick checking an angler on the Tyenna River
Aug. 9, 2019

2019 brown trout season opening a great success

Well, the Tasmanian weather during August did not disappoint last weekend, with the usual mixed bag of wind, rain and snow, followed by a lovely day on the Sunday. Once again, thousands of eager people of all ages and walks of life, ventured to their favourite spot to either try their hand at catching one...

IFS Staff member, Rob Freeman, with a Blackmans Lagoon brown trout
Aug. 2, 2019

Blackmans Lagoon Fishery Performance Assessment, July 2019

Blackmans Lagoon is well known for growing large trout that can be difficult to catch. During the 2019 Central Highlands brown trout spawning run, we transferred 500 wild brown trout into Blackmans Lagoon. Before we released them, we clipped their adipose fin. This was in preparation for a Fishery Performance Assessment so we could estimate...

IFS Staff member Christopher Bassano with a Bradys Chain brown trout
Aug. 2, 2019

Should you fish the Bradys Chain of lakes….

Well Yes! We think the Bradys Chain may surprise this season. Bradys Lake, Lake Binney and Tunagtinah Lagoon make up the Bradys Chain of Lakes. We have heavily stocked these lakes with adult brown trout for several years now. This year we added another 7 000 fish. These fish came from the River Derwent fish...