Inland Fisheries Service News

Aug. 5, 2022

WARNING to boat operators on Craigbourne Lake

With the recent rain Craigbourne Lake is spilling and the safety boom preventing boat operations near the spillway has broken. Please be careful.

Aug. 5, 2022

Lake Crescent BIG brown trout

The Tasmanian brown trout season opens on Saturday 6 August. The La Nina weather pattern has been kind to the eastern side of Tasmania meaning trout fishing waters in that area have benefited from the rain and this is forecast to continue. Lake Crescent is one of the waters that has benefited and it is...

Wild brown trout from the recent survey at Penstock Lagoon
Aug. 3, 2022

Penstock Lagoon trout survey

With the opening of the 2022-23 trout fishing season, we often get asked ‘where’s a good place to catch a fish’.  For those heading up to the highlands, Penstock Lagoon might just be worth a look.  Last week, we carried out a survey of the trout population with some very interesting results.  Over two nights,...

July 29, 2022

Message from Hydro Tasmania - Arthurs Lake Campsites

As you may be aware we have closed the Jonah Bay and Pumphouse Bay campsites for maintenance until August 2023. We undertook significant consultation with the long-term campers at these sites and they are all aware of the reasoning for and length of the closure. We will be improving drainage, toilets and site demarcation in...

The wild brown trout involved in the River Derwent research have a white tag this year
July 12, 2022

River Derwent tagged trout research - continued

For the 2022-23 angling season, we are continuing the tagged brown trout study in the River Derwent. Another 400 tagged wild adult brown trout have been released in the Dromedary area. This year each of the trout have a single white coloured tag with a four digit number. We will continue to investigate the movements...