December 2020 Inland Fisheries Service News Archive

Dec. 15, 2020

Been fishing for escapee Atlantic salmon recently? If you have, IMAS is interested in hearing from you.

In late November and again in early December 2020, damage to marine farm infrastructure located in the D’Entrecasteaux Channel and Storm Bay resulted in the escape of a significant number of Atlantic salmon. While it is a bonanza for recreational fishers, relatively little is known about the impacts of such escape events. There are several...

Lake Barrington navigation light
Dec. 11, 2020

Inland Fisheries helping to keep anglers safe

The Inland Fisheries Service continues to maintain navigation lights at major boat ramps across Tasmania. The lights were installed at 34 boat ramps in a joint project with MAST and Hydro Tasmania in 2014. Light batteries need to be periodically replaced and redundant lights upgraded. A replacement light was installed at the Lake Barrington rowing...

Inland Fisheries has a range of stocking fillers for sale
Dec. 11, 2020

Looking for that perfect Christmas or birthday gift?

Ho-ho-ho! Whilst it's still a few weeks off, most people are starting to turn their attention to looking out for that something special for someone special. If you are on the lookout for a gift with a 'Tassie' or 'fishing' flavour, check out our range of merchandise at Whether it's a trout sticker, cutting board, etched glass or a...

John Jones with his new life jacket following an Inland Fisheries Service boat safety check
Dec. 11, 2020

Boating safety message ramping up for Christmas / New Year

Most anglers around Tasmania are familiar with being checked by Inland Fisheries Authorised Officers, usually to see if they are complying with the Inland Fisheries regulations. For some years now, they have also emphasised boating safety as part of their inspections. Long time angler John Jones is one who is definitely glad they do. On Bronte...

Maintenance work on the Woods Lake road
Dec. 3, 2020

Woods Lake Road Maintenance

The Inland Fisheries Service and Hydro Tasmania have worked together to complete annual maintenance at Woods Lake Road in time for the busy holiday period. The road has been gravelled and graded and culverts cleaned. Anglers are reminded to observe the recommended 40 KMH limit to maintain the road in good condition. With the lake...