by Sarah Graham
Many anglers are preparing for the opening of the new angling season on Saturday 7 August and it's shaping up to be another good one with the fishery in excellent health as a result of last year’s drought breaking rains. There are many great fishing locations around the State from which to choose for the opening weekend and early season fishing but here are a few suggestions.
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)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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.