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Trolling for trout

Does line diameter matter?

One of the most significant factors in trolling success for trout in the thickness of your line, claims lure manufacturer Greg "Lofty" Hayes.

"Last season I introduced a fine diameter high breaking strain line to the market, mainly because I was not happy with the lines on the market, mainly because I was not happy with the lines that were generally available.

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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

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.

News from IFS March 2011

Latest Anglers Access Project completed on the Meander River
by Sarah Graham
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.

IFS Reports

Annual Trout Fry Stocking Program Completed for the Western Lakes

by Sarah Graham
The Inland Fisheries Service recently completed its annual stocking program of wild stock brown and rainbow trout fry in selected waters within the Western Lakes Wilderness Fishery. For several of these waters, the small fish need to be carried on foot by Service staff for the last leg of the journey.

New Year Stocking Update

With surplus fish stock available – from its own and some of the commercial hatcheries – the Service has been kept busy stocking both public and private waters since the New Year. This intensity is likely to continue over the following weeks as part of the annual stocking program set out in the Tasmanian Inland Recreational Fishery Management Plan 2008-18.

Community Service Announcement  from the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.
Abalone Viral Ganglioneuritis (AVG)

Everyone has an important part to play in preventing the spread of the current abalone disease outbreak.
Precautionary measures have been put in place including the closure of the recreational abalone fishery at Bicheno. This means it’s now an offence to take abalone from this fishery.
Everyone is strongly encouraged not to dive, fish or boat in this area. If you do, you must clean your boat and disinfect any diving, fishing and other gear before leaving the area.

Fishing News Updates

This is a free email subscription service by Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment providing information on what’s happening in Tasmania’s sea fisheries.

Solar panels saving IFS money

Inland Fisheries Service is seeking sustainability across every aspect of its business. Not only does the Service have a mission to manage the State’s inland fishery in a sustainable manner but it has a responsibility to reduce its carbon footprint as part of the Government’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

High Water Levels a Safety Risk

by Sarah Graham IFS
 
Increasing water levels bring the risk of flooding, floating debris and submerged obstacles - Keep a look out!

IFS Charges Laid

Joint Inland Fisheries, Parks & Police, Raids on properties in the North West result in charges being laid
by Sarah Graham
Inland Fisheries, firearms and drug offences were detected during a series of raids on several North West properties last week in a joint operation involving Inland Fisheries, Tasmania Police, and Parks and Wildlife officers.
Joint Inland Fisheries, Parks & Police, Raids on properties in the North West result in charges being laid.

Brushy Stocking

Hi all,
         Just a quick note to let you know that Brushy Lagoon has just recently had 30 Rainbows to 3kg and 330 Atlantic Salmon up to 2.5 kgs put in it by Sevrup Fisheries.
regards,
Todd

News from the IFS

by Sarah Graham

Special Event and Junior Water Stockings

An increasing number of angling clubs are encouraging young people to get into trout fishing. Some run regular events for junior members and have a dedicated junior angling water.

 Recent trout stocking

 Date

Species

Number

Age

Weight (g)

 Origin Stock

Type

 Water

12/11/2010

Rainbow trout

2500

Fingerling / Yearling

 110

New Norfolk

Wild Diploid

 Dee Lagoon

11/11/2010

Brook Trout

80

Adult

1200

University of Tasmania

Domestic Diploid

Brushy Lagoon

11/11/2010 

Tiger Trout

180

Fingerling / Yearling

120

University of Tasmania 

Domestic Diploid

Brushy Lagoon

10/11/2010

Rainbow Trout

2500

Fingerling / Yearling

120

New Norfolk

Wild

Diploid

Dee Lagoon

27/10/2010

Rainbow Trout 

2400

Fingerling / Yearling

100

New Norfolk

Wild

Diploid

Meander River

20/10/2010

Brown Trout

750

Fry

0.3

New Norfolk

Wild

Diploid

Lake Botsford

20/10/2010

Brown Trout

375

Fingerlings

0.3

New Norfolk

Wild

Diploid

Emma Tarns

20/10/2010

Brown Trout

750

Fry

0.3

New Norfolk

Wild

Diploid

Carter Lakes

 

IFS Report October 2010

by Sarah Graham

There are a couple of interesting things happening on the Carp Management front at Lake Sorell. For instance, Professor Peter Sorrensen, from the USA has been working with the Service in the carp pheremone trials at Lake Sorell which are being conducted at the moment. And there have been some interesting findings about the behaviour of juvenile carp, which have been observed to favour different habitats in the Lake compared with the adult fish. I will follow up with these stories over the next week or two.

Recreational Sea Fishing Guide 2010 -11  Out Now

The new guide is now available from Service Tasmania, most tackle shops, and soon from our friendly Fishcare Volunteers.  Have a look its also on line ! (click here)

Latest web stories from the IFS

If you would like to follow up on anything here or other stories, please contact me by mobile  or email.

Go whitebaiting in the next five weeks!
The Whitebait season opened last Friday 1 October for six weeks, closing on Thursday 11 November. Early reports from the North West indicate that the runs are patchy and the fishing is slow. However Inland Fisheries Inspectors interviewed around 60 whitebaiters over two days and most were happy with the fishing despite the low catch rates.

Fishwise Community Grant Round Opens

Organisations, community groups or individuals can land a Fishwise Community Grant with more than $380,000 available for projects that benefit recreational sea fisheries management or educate the fishing community. 
Individuals and community groups can receive funding for projects that will protect and promote recreational fishing activities for future generations.”
To be eligible to apply for a Fishwise Community Grant, projects must be relevant to recreational sea fishing in one or more of the following areas:
•      improved resource management;
•      education and awareness;
•      training that aids better fishing practices.

News from IFS..

On Thursday, 2 September, Brushy Lagoon received 200 Atlantic salmon and 110 rainbow trout, and Craigbourne Dam received 330 Atlantic salmon, in the first of this season's Spring stockings. Four waters in the North East (Blackmans, Big and Little Waterhouse, and Pioneer Dam) were also stocked.
Read the details at http://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/ifs/first-of-the-season2019s-spring-stockings
More stockings are planned for next week. Stay tuned.

Rules for Angler Access on Private Property

The IFS has recently posted an article on Rules for Angler Access on Private Property. Thanks to Neil for info and Caroline for suggestion in response to inquiries.

REDMAP - The place to report uncommon fish and get prizes

REDMAP (Range Expansion Database and Mapping Project), is a new interactive website designed to collect data from the community about how climate change may be influencing the distribution of marine species in Tasmanian waters.
Many species are undergoing range expansions or shifts in their distributional range, with those more often associated with waters around Victoria, South Australia and even New South Wales being more frequently caught or seen by local fishers and divers in Tasmania. There are also species that are usually present in the north of our state moving much further south. In fact, there is evidence to suggest that several dozen species have altered their usual geographical ranges over the last few decades.

IFS Hatchery and Stocking Report, May 2010

  by Sarah Graham - Inland Fisheries Service

As the weather cools and water temperatures begin to drop, the activities of Inland Fisheries hatchery staff are hotting up! Hatchery work of fish feeding and grading has increased over recent weeks, along with fish transfers to allocated waters, and the job of harvesting eggs from spawning wild brown trout in the Central Plateau, has come earlier than in recent years.

Draft Boating Infrastructure Plan released for Comment

by Sarah Graham (IFS)
Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST), Hydro and IFS have recently conducted an audit and inspection of boating facilities on Tasmania’s lakes and lagoons. From this process a Draft Boating Infrastructure Plan has been developed giving details of each location and recommendations for future maintenance and development. The Plan, which will guide the three organisations in respect of funding priorities for boating facilities into the future, is available for comment until 30 May 2010 by recreational boaters.

Supporting Australia’s recreational fishing industry

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry Tony Burke released on Wednesday the 31st of March 2010, a draft discussion paper to help shape the future of the recreational fishing industry in Australia.

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