Inland Fisheries Service News

Phillip Britten with his $2 000 tagged trout from Lake Mackintosh
Sept. 27, 2022

$2 000 tagged trout from Lake Mackintosh

Phillip spent the the long weekend camped and fishing at Lake Mackintosh with his wife Janine and some mates. Friday was Phillips birthday and he was trolling up the lake with his mate Leigh using a deep diving metallic green lure. They had landed a couple of brown trout when they brought a third fish to...

Josh with a $2 000 tagged trout from yingina / Great Lake
Sept. 26, 2022

Big lake - big tagged trout winner

Josh made the most of the recent public holiday by spending the day drift spinning on yingina / Great lake with his mate Luke. With a nice N/NW breeze they were having a good day and had caught 12 trout along the eastern shore. When lucky trout number thirteen was landed they could see that...

Floods have badly damaged the disabled angling platforms on the Plenty River at the Salmon Ponds
Sept. 14, 2022

Floods damage fishing platforms on Plenty River

After numerous floods and repairs the disabled fishing platforms, on the Plenty River at the Salmon Ponds, have been removed due to safety concerns. Anglers with disabilities have a number of other options in the area. There are purpose built platforms on the River Derwent at the Esplanade, New Norfolk and at Windsor Corner on the...

Khye Coghlan with the $2 000 trout
Sept. 12, 2022

Miner has lucky strike

West Coast miner Chris 'Scruff' Blair was trolling pink lures on Lake Mackintosh on Sunday afternoon with his 9 year old grandson Khye when they hooked and landed a nice brown trout. Scruff noticed that it had an orange tag with WINNER stamped on it. Scruff told Khye that they had caught one of the...

Rodney Knott with a winning grin
Sept. 12, 2022

Knott holds firm to land $2 000 trout

Rodney Knott planned on fishing the Lake Leake fishing competition between the Launceston and Longford angling clubs on the weekend but he caught a prize a bit bigger than he thought when he landed one of the $2 000 trout from the Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion.  Rodney headed up on Friday with his mate Geoff. They...