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Presented from Issue 100
Considering the world class quality of our sea trout fishery, these fish are not sought after by enough anglers. Sea runners live in the salt water and run up our estuaries and rivers from the start of August to the middle of November. At this time of the year, they are here to eat the many species of fish that are either running up the rivers to spawn or are living in and around the estuary systems. Trout, both sea run and resident (Slob Trout) feed heavily on these small fish which darken in colouration as they move further into fresh water reaches.

The majority of these predatory fish are brown trout with rainbows making up a very small percentage of the catch. They can be found all around the state but it would be fair to say that the east coast is the least prolific of all the areas. They still run up such rivers as the Georges (and many others) but their numbers along with the quality of the fishing elsewhere make it difficult to recommend the area above the larger northern, southern and western rivers.

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Latest Stories from the IFS website

Tasmanian carp eradication program taken to the international stage
The success of the IFS Carp Management Program has drawn some very positive international attention, with many countries keen to learn from our experience and expertise.

IFS Stocking News

Lake Kara was stocked today with 450 Atlantic salmon averaging 2kg, the fish were donated by Saltas from Wayatinah.
Brushy Lagoon was stocked with 500 rainbow trout averaging 2.5kg on Thursday, the fish were donated by the Springfield hatchery.
Regards John Diggle
Director of Inland Fisheries

Conference highlights rec fishing importance

21 Aug 2012 - By Jim Harnwell
THE importance of recreational fishing to the Australian economy, as well as the role anglers can play as "stewards" of marine and freshwater environments, were among the issues discussed at the National Recreational Fishing Conference, held on the Gold Coast on the weekend.
Read the complete story here

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

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