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Luderick available to those who search

After a column I ran in the Sunday Examiner some time ago soliciting information regarding Luderick, it appears that the population in Tasmania is excellent. It was also quite evident that not many Tasmanian natives actually fish for them.

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When you have finished for the day, why not have a brag about the ones that didn't get away! Send Mike an article on your fishing (Click here for contact details), and we'll get it published here. Have fun fishing - tasfish.com

GREENS MOVE TO OVERTURN FISHING QUOTA

With Liberal Support Could Be the Death-Knell for Super Trawler

Paul O’Halloran MP
Greens Member for Braddon

Wednesday, 15 August 2012
mps.tas.
greens.org.au
 

The Tasmanian Greens today welcomed moves by Senator Peter Whish-Wilson to move for the Senate to reverse the decision by the Australian Fishing Management Authority (AFMA) to lift the small pelagic fishery related quota which has enabled the proposed super trawler FV Margiris operation.

New CSIRO / IMOS Link

Please visit the new links on the main menu at the left. Select the text above for the East Coast (Syd-Hob) and the text below for a detailed map of TAS. Selecting their logo takes you to their main website. IMOS is described at their website as:

Australia’s Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS) was established in 2007

Trout Weekend, Liawenee 2012

The annual Trout Weekend at Liawenee held on the Saturday and Sunday the 19th and 20th of May was as popular as ever this year, with over 4,000 people braving the keen highland weather over the two days to enjoy a range of different attractions that make this event a must-see on the Tasmanian angling calendar.

Closed season and options

During the first week of June Inland Fisheries Compliance staff booked two anglers for fishing in a closed water, one at Four Springs Lake and one at Brumbys Creek. Anglers are reminded that most inland waters remain closed until 4 August 2012. There are however quite a few options for those who wish to get their fix of winter fishing. Eight lakes remain open; Great Lake, Lake Burbury, Craigbourne Dam, Lake Barrington, Meadowbank Lake, Brushy Lagoon, Lake Pedder and Huntsman Lake.

IFS Website Update

This week the IFS launched an updated version of its’ website. The address is the same but the look, I think you will agree, is a much needed modern view. Please take some time to familiarise yourselves with it.  Note that by clicking on the News section there is an easy option to go through older news stories. Currently the stocking  and other databases are running from a redirection to the old site, you can access this from the box under the Buy A Licence box. Click on the “waters data base archive” and you will be presented with access to our databases, which will work as they have previously. See http://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/

FISHING ADVOCATE WANTED

Do you like fishing? Are you interested in looking after the interests of recreational fishing in Tasmania? TARFish are looking for 2 committee members to join our Board to oversee the strategic positioning on behalf of 125,000 recreational fishers. Further details are available by contacting Mark Nikolai on 1300 665 225 or by downloading an information pack by clicking here. Applications close on the 12th June.

SHELLFISH HEALTH ALERT EXTENDED AGAIN

A public health alert against eating wild shellfish from southern waters now extends across the D'Entrecasteaux Channel to South Bruny Island.

Due to the continued spread of a toxic algal bloom, Tasmanians are advised not to eat wild shellfish from:

IFS Trout Weekend

Hi all, the weather is predicted to be cold, but it is always fun. Zero to seven is what my weather man says with clearing showers. Westerly winds are what they say, but mostly under 25 kph. Chance of rain is only 5% so it looks good. Rug up and come on up.
We have a few goodies for sale and they are a fantastic bargain. You can pick up a stainless steel floating fillet knife, 7 compartment tackle box, poster, Groper bandana and a couple of magazines for $10. This is over $50 in value and the stock is limited.


 

Across Agency Co-operation Saves Fish and Wildlife

Two compliance incidents this week demonstrate the effectiveness of across agency enforcement operations. The issues affected and involved both the Parks and Wildlife Service and the Inland Fisheries Service, and resulted in the protection of native fauna and recreational fishing species. This is good news for anglers and the Tasmanian community.

Electric Fence Insulator Upgrade

Over the past month, the Inland Fisheries Service has been gradually upgrading electric fence insulators on river access projects across the State.

New Seaward Limit Signage for the Huon River

The Inland Fisheries Service has recently installed new posts and signs locating the seaward limit on the Huon River.

Obstructing a Boat Ramp – Don’t Do This!

It’s the responsibility of all anglers to respect the rights of other anglers and freshwater recreational users. Preventing other boating anglers from using a boat ramp at a public inland water is not only disrespectful behaviour, it is prohibited by law and may cost the perpetrator more than a social rebuff by fellow anglers.

DPIPWE Fishing News May 2012

Welcome to the May edition of Fishing News from the Wild Fisheries Management Branch of DPIPWE updating you on what's happening in Tasmania's sea fisheries.

MAST and Boat dealers at Agfest

Boating in Tasmania continues to grow at an astounding rate with the recent “Boatwise” publication being sent to in excess of 50,000 Tasmanian boaties. This means around 10% of the population are involved directly in boating by way of either owning a boat or holding a licence.

News from the IFS

Blue Green Algae Awareness over Summer

Increasing water temperature at Woods Lake make it susceptible to blooms of blue green algae

The Latest from the IFS 29/10/2011

Woods Lake road maintenance continues
Newly graded and levelled section of Woods Lake road
Maintenance work commenced on Woods Lake Road last week as part of an ongoing commitment by the Inland Fisheries Service. The road was upgraded before the opening of the angling season last year and was in need of further maintenance this season. The worst section between Arthurs Lake and Paradise Plains has now been graded and levelled, and more work will be undertaken on additional sections of the road in November in conjunction with improvements to the Woods Lake boat ramp.

IFS News October 2011

River Access Brochure on Rights and Responsibilities
Angler access to river fisheries - know your rights and responsibilities.
In response to the many general inquiries regarding angler access to rivers, the Inland Fisheries Service has developed a River Access brochure contain­ing information on angler rights and responsibilities. It lists the simple access rules and signage, safety and code of conduct, as well as the general princi­ples that apply in Tasmania.

Fishing News from the Wild Fisheries Management Branch of DPIPWE updating you on what's happening in Tasmania's sea fisheries for October 2011.

Recreational Licences on Sale

The Recreational Fishing licences for the 2011-12 season will be on sale from Monday 17th October.  You can buy them from Service Tasmania or online at www.fishing.tas.gov.au/licence

A few short news items from the IFS website

Whitebait Fishing Season Opens on Saturday 1 October

The recreational whitebait fishing season starts on Saturday 1 October and lasts for 6 weeks, closing on Friday 11 November. A whitebait licence is required for whitebating if you are over 10 years of age. The licence costs $28 this year and it can be bought at any Service Tasmania shop and at select private agents.

Redmap Project

Winter in Tasmania seems to be a time to slow down, pop on the kettle and usually in my family, share a flu or two. I like to look out of my window at the woolly weather, but clearly this is not the case for all those keen (crazy) fishers and divers out there who still have been reporting unusual fish sightings over this chilly winter period. For that the Redmap team thank you! You are the stars that make the collection of this previously unrecorded information, and the Redmap website, such a success.

Inspectors Reports for the Angling Season Opening Weekend Patrols

The weekend of 6-7 August this year marked the official start of the 2011-12 angling season. Traditionally, anglers eagerly await the opening of the season and fishing trips are planned well in advance regardless of the weather, which given the time of the year, is often inclement. It’s also an important working weekend for the Inland Fisheries Service. Inland fisheries inspectors undertake patrols throughout the State, visiting popular waters to interview anglers, check licences and enforce the regulations.

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