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Atlantic salmon the hard way

Atlantic salmon the hard way

Scott McDonald
The first Atlantic salmon eggs used to begin Tasmania's Atlantic salmon aquaculture industry were introduced into Tasmania in 1984. From these humble beginnings a valuable Tasmanian industry has evolved with a worldwide reputation for having a premium disease free product. This industry provides a spin off to all anglers in the form of regular escapes of salmon from the farms.

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Season Opening Angler Notifications and Reminders

High water level at Arthurs Lake has restricted access to Pumphouse Bay boat ramp. Boaters are advised to use alternative ramps at the dam wall and Jonah Bay until the level drops.
The new season starts on Saturday 6 August

IFS News July 7th 2011

The majority of adult transfers of wild brown trout captured over the winter spawning period and stocked into priority waters around the State, are now complete and will be ready to catch when the season opens on Saturday 6 August.

New Season Dates and Information for Full Season Licence Holders

by Sarah Graham IFS

The start of the new season this year is on Saturday 6 August. This marks the opening of brown trout waters which remain open until 29 April 2012, while rainbow trout waters open on 31 October and close on 3 June next year.

The start of the new season this year is on Saturday 6 August.

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IFS News - News 2011 05 23

Trout Weekend at Liawenee - a Highland Success Story
by Sarah Graham
It was another brilliant Trout Weekend at Liawnee this weekend 21-22 May, with an estimated 6000 people attending the event over the two-days.
Visitors were enthralled to watch spawning trout being stripped of their eggs for cultivation by the IFS


IFS News - Hatchery Report

by Sarah Graham
This Hatchery Report covers the work of the IFS hatchery staff during April. It covers the collection of brown trout ova and grading of fish to complete the stocking of remaining waters in the annual wild brown stocking program.


IFS News - Tassal Salmon Donation

by Sarah Graham
Tassal recently donated over 1000 large male Atlantic salmon for recreational angling. The IFS stocked Craigbourne Dam and Lake Meadowbank with these 3-4 kg fish.
Tassal recently donated over 1000 large male Atlantic salmon for recreational angling. The fish were ex brood stock, now surplus to requirements, and as Phil Adams from Tassal said, “We don’t need them and it’d be a shame to waste these magnificent fish!” The fish which weighed 3-4 kg were stocked into Craigbourne Dam (740 fish) and Lake Meadowbank (300) in the past two weeks

Trout Weekend 21-22 May 2011

by Sarah Graham, IFS
Come and see hundreds of wild brown trout on their annual spawning run at Liawenee, Great Lake.

Watch the trout being trapped and stripped of eggs for culture by staff of the Inland Fisheries Service. The hatchling are grown to young fish and used to restock Tasmania's legendary wild trout fishery – an activity that's been going on for nearly 150 years. It’s a unique piece of Tasmania's angling heritage.

This week's news from the IFS

Hydro Tasmania Agrees to Higher Lake Levels at Arthurs and Woods Lakes
On Thursday 31 March, the Deputy Premier and Minister for Primary Industries and Water, Bryan Green witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Roy Adair, the CEO of Hydro Tasmania and Inland Fisheries" Director, John Diggle, which will help ensure higher lake levels for Arthurs and Woods lakes in the future.

Latest update from the IFS March 2011

Latest Anglers Access Project completed on the Meander River

The latest Angler Access Project has been completed for the Meander River under funding from the Inland Fisheries Service and Federal Government, provided through Anglers Alliance Tasmania. It follows the other successful river access projects on the River Leven, Brumbys Creek and the Lake, North Esk and Macquarie rivers.

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