Inland Fisheries Service News

Fishing platforms at Risdon Brook Reservoir
Aug. 22, 2022

Opportunity for anglers with a disability

Taswater generously allow anglers with a disability to fish from the two purpose built platforms at Risdon Brook Reservoir. The Reservoir is reserved for anglers eligible disabilities for the purpose of the Transport Access Scheme. Adjacent parking and level access to this picturesque and sheltered water make it the ideal location. Current high water levels provide perfect...

Willow Warriors at work
Aug. 22, 2022

Become a Willow Warrior - Tyenna Working Bee 27/08/22

The Willow Warriors will be back out on the Tyenna River on Saturday 27th August 2022 at the Raspberry Farm, Westerway. Work will involve follow up on previously treated willows and planting maintenance. Meet at the raspberry shed at 09.30 am. Bring gumboots and raincoats, as usual the Derwent Catchment Project will supply all the...

Aug. 11, 2022

Oatlands the place to be on the weekend August 13-14

Old meets new in the historic township of Oatlands with the annual Heritage and Bullock Festival weekend on Saturday August 13 and Sunday August 14. Trades from a bygone era, crafts and bullock trains down the main street will mix with the brand new $14 million Callington Mill Whisky distillery, making it a visit sure...

Tony O'Shannessy with his $2 000 trout
Aug. 9, 2022

$2 000 tagged trout caught at Curries

Tony O'Shannessy has been fishing his local water, Curries River Reservoir, trying to catch one of the prized tagged trout over the last year. The fishing season at Curries River Reservoir reopened on Saturday 6 August and Tony was back out on his kayak looking for the elusive tagged trout. He caught 34 trout over...

Tarraleah power station
Aug. 8, 2022

Update on the Tarraleah hydropower scheme from Hydro Tasmania

For over 80 years, Tarraleah has been one of Tasmania’s most important power schemes and an icon of the Derwent Valley. Tarraleah is an important part of Hydro Tasmania’s Battery of the Nation project which is looking to upgrade to the existing hydropower system and add new pumped hydro in the future.  Hydro Tasmania has been...