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Dr Sarah Richards Presentation to Anglers Alliance Tasmania at the February 2016 GM

Attached to this link is a PDF of the presentation from Dr Sarah Richards

Tasmania PWS advise not to use Western Lakes tracks

On their Facebook page, Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service have issued the following parks and track closure notice for 20 January 2016.

Source: http://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/tasmania-pws-advise-not-to-use-western-lakes-tracks

WALLS OF JERUSALEM NATIONAL PARK AND THE CENTRAL PLATEAU CONSERVATION AREA

Due to a bushfire in the Mersey Forest Road area, the Walls of Jerusalem National Park and part of the Central Plateau Conservation Area (Lake McKenzie) have been closed. The following tracks are closed until further notice:
Devills Gullett Walking Track, South Mole Creek (Yeates track), Parsons Track, Higgs Track, Western Creek Track, Little Fisher Track, Walls of Jerusalem main track, Lake Myrtle track, Moses Creek Track, Lees Paddocks Track, Explorer Creek Route and Blue Peaks Route.
Fisherman are also advised to avoid using Pillans Lake Track to access Lake Field, Julians and Pillans Lake within the Central Plateau Conservation Area.
Liffey Falls: the road into Liffey Falls and the campground are closed.

The highlighted section above is of particular interest to anglers. This area can be popular for vehicular and walking access at this time of year. Check PWS website and Facebook page for updates.

Closure of boat ramps at Great Lake 20 January 2016

Source: http://www.hydro.com.au/about-us/news/2016-01/closure-boat-ramps-great-lake
Hydro Tasmania advises that only one formally recognised boat ramp remains open at Great Lake.

Prior to Christmas, Cramps Bay and Swan Bay boat ramps were closed, following advice from Marine and Safety Tasmania and the Inland Fisheries Service that they are not usable at current water levels. This month, Tods Corner, Haddens Bay and Brandum Bay boat ramps have been closed. The five ramps will remain closed until water levels increase.

Western Lakes, Fires and Campsites

Hello Mike - Looking at current spate of fires in the state it might be an appropriate time to ask your readers to refrain from camp fires in the western lakes.
All that area is designated fuel stove but there are obviously a few flouting that.
I cant recall a lake where I havent seen evidence of a recent fire. Antinomy, Silver, Sally, Fanny, Wadleys, and so on.
Some have been good enough to use old stone fire places. Others have just been on the grass.
I don’t need to tell you how fast a fire can take hold in this weather. The chances of getting out safely in that country are only fair. The plants would take years to recover.
Don’t get me started on the beer cans in every lake.  The upside is that they all appear to be quite old.

Regards

Tom Blackwell  | Internal  Sales, Bluescope Distribution Pty Ltd

Arthurs Lake TI Intake Works

If you see earth moving equipment at the Arthurs irrigation outlet here's the explanation from Hydro​ to Anglers Alliance Tas.
Angler Alliance Tasmania’s ​had ​concerns about the civil works that are currently being undertaken on the Midlands Irrigation Scheme off​-​take at Arthurs Lake, namely that the works may facilitate access to water below the agreed cease to take level.