carp eradication

Despite the rugged, cold conditions over the last few weeks, the Carp Management Program is starting to ramp up with gear preparations for the coming carp season. This involved inspecting and repairing the 14 kilometres of barrier net blocking carp spawning sites in the wetlands. Several kilometres of gill net was also repaired, which included both gill nets used in active fishing operations, as well as blocking gill nets to prevent carp from accessing the marshes.

Over the next few weeks, the big fyke nets will be sewn back into the barrier nets. These will be placed in strategic locations to catch any mature carp pushing into the shallows seeking spawning habitat. The secondary spawning protection gill nets will also be set behind the barrier nets.

whitebaitIn Devonport Magistrates Court on 1 August 2019 Kerry James Davison, of Devonport, appeared on matters relating to the illegal taking of whitebait. Mr Davison was found guilty of exceeding the 2 Kilogram daily bag limit, and exceeding the 10 Kilogram possession limit. Mr Davison was found by our Officers in possession of 37.9 Kilograms of whitebait. He had also taken 6.15 Kilograms from the Forth River in one day.

The charges were laid as a result of a joint Inland Fisheries, Parks and Wildlife and Tasmania Police Operation conducted in November 2017.

Mr Davison was convicted on both charges and was fined $4929, along with $85.86 in Court costs. During sentencing, the Magistrate referred to Mr Davison’s actions as a serious matter. The Magistrate also said that people needed to fish within the regulations for the fishery to remain sustainable. The Magistrates also acknowledged that the verdict was intended to provide a general deterrence to those who would also consider breaking the laws relating to the taking and possession of whitebait.

Whitebait regulations are in place for a reason. The fishery is fragile because of over fishing between the 1940’s and 1960’s. Illegal fishing for whitebait puts this fishery at risk for everybody who enjoys this activity.

If you witness illegal fishing, or anything suspicious at our inland waters please let us know. You can call 0438 338 530 or 1300 INFISH (1300 463 474). You can email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

tagged troutWe tag for a number of reasons:

1) to estimate the number of fish in a water (usually a lake)
2) to work out how much a fish has grown
3) or to track fish movements.
Anglers can help in all these areas. Here is a quick guide on what you can do if you catch a tagged fish.

Trout Stocking 2019

Here is a link to a pdf for Trout Stocking for 2019

Date Stocked Quantity Size Area
5/06/2019 Big Waterhouse Lake 200 Rainbow Trout 500 Triploid Hac - Millybrook Domestic
1/06/2019 Big Waterhouse Lake 400 Rainbow Trout 500 Triploid Hac - Millybrook Domestic
5/06/2019 Blackmans Lagoon 100 Rainbow Trout 500 Triploid Hac - Millybrook Domestic
30/05/2019 Blackmans Lagoon 400 Rainbow Trout 500 Triploid Hac - Millybrook Domestic
10/05/2019 Blackmans Lagoon 250 Brown Trout 850 Diploid Liawenee Canal Wild
9/05/2019 Blackmans Lagoon 250 Brown Trout 850 Diploid Liawenee Canal Wild
7/06/2019 Bradys Lake 2100 Brown Trout 500 Diploid River Derwent Trap @ Lake King William Wild
16/05/2019 Bradys Lake 309 Brown Trout 500 Diploid River Derwent Trap @ Lake King William Wild
14/05/2019 Bradys Lake 750 Brown Trout 500 Diploid River Derwent Trap @ Lake King William Wild
7/05/2019 Bradys Lake 250 Brown Trout 600 Diploid River Derwent Trap @ Lake King William Wild
5/06/2019 Briseis Hole (Derby Mine Hole) 100 Rainbow Trout 500 Triploid Hac - Millybrook Domestic
30/05/2019 Briseis Hole (Derby Mine Hole) 400 Rainbow Trout 500 Triploid Hac - Millybrook Domestic
13/06/2019 Bruisers Lagoon 50 Brown Trout 800 Diploid Liawenee Canal, Yingina/Great Lake Wild
23/05/2019 Brushy Lagoon 1500 Rainbow Trout 500 Triploid Hac - Millybrook Domestic
18/04/2019 Brushy Lagoon 1050 Brown Trout 900 Diploid Liawenee Canal Wild
17/04/2019 Brushy Lagoon 125 Brown Trout 900 Diploid Liawenee Canal Wild
13/06/2019 Camerons Lagoon 50 Brown Trout 800 Diploid Liawenee Canal, Yingina/Great Lake Wild
18/05/2019 Carter Lakes 200 Brown Trout 800 Diploid Liawenee Canal Wild
30/05/2019 Craigbourne Dam 1500 Rainbow Trout 500 Triploid Hac - Millybrook Domestic
17/04/2019 Craigbourne Dam 250 Brown Trout 900 Diploid Liawenee Canal Wild
5/04/2019 Craigbourne Dam 91 Atlantic Salmon 10000 Diploid Hac - New Norfolk Domestic
29/05/2019 Curries River Reservoir 400 Rainbow Trout 500 Triploid Hac - Millybrook Domestic
8/05/2019 Curries River Reservoir 1175 Brown Trout 850 Diploid Liawenee Canal Wild
28/05/2019 Dee Lagoon 1000 Rainbow Trout 500 Triploid Hac - Millybrook Domestic
26/06/2019 Four Springs Lake 250 Brown Trout 660 Diploid Sandbanks Creek, Yingina/Great Lake Wild
26/06/2019 Four Springs Lake 1052 Brown Trout 550 Diploid River Derwent Trap @ Lake King William Wild
26/06/2019 Four Springs Lake 100 Brown Trout 800 Diploid Liawenee Canal, Yingina/Great Lake Wild
3/06/2019 Four Springs Lake 629 Brown Trout 800 Diploid Liawenee Canal Wild
3/06/2019 Four Springs Lake 200 Brown Trout 700 Diploid Sandbanks Trap Wild
27/05/2019 Four Springs Lake 1500 Rainbow Trout 500 Triploid Hac - Millybrook Domestic
20/05/2019 Four Springs Lake 888 Brown Trout 800 Diploid Liawenee Canal Wild
20/05/2019 Four Springs Lake 170 Brown Trout 800 Diploid Sandbanks Trap Wild
17/05/2019 Four Springs Lake 250 Brown Trout 800 Diploid Sandbanks Trap Wild
15/05/2019 Four Springs Lake 250 Brown Trout 800 Diploid Sandbanks Trap Wild
13/05/2019 Four Springs Lake 251 Brown Trout 850 Diploid Sandbanks Trap Wild
12/06/2019 Lake Binney 272 Brown Trout 550 Diploid River Derwent Trap @ Lake King William Wild
7/06/2019 Lake Binney 250 Brown Trout 500 Diploid River Derwent Trap @ Lake King William Wild
21/05/2019 Lake Binney 1978 Brown Trout 500 Diploid River Derwent Trap @ Lake King William Wild
16/05/2019 Lake Binney 250 Brown Trout 500 Diploid River Derwent Trap @ Lake King William Wild
28/04/2019 Lake Binney 139 Brown Trout 500 Diploid River Derwent Trap @ Lake King William Wild
23/05/2019 Lake Botsford 200 Brown Trout 800 Diploid Liawenee Canal Wild
17/04/2019 Lake Crescent 250 Brown Trout 900 Diploid Liawenee Canal Wild
12/04/2019 Lake Crescent 500 Brown Trout 850 Diploid Liawenee Canal Wild
10/04/2019 Lake Crescent 250 Brown Trout 850 Diploid Liawenee Canal Wild
30/05/2019 Lake Dulverton 200 Rainbow Trout 500 Triploid Hac - Millybrook Domestic
24/05/2019 Lake Duncan 30 Brown Trout 800 Diploid Sandbanks Trap Wild
23/05/2019 Lake Kara 524 Rainbow Trout 500 Triploid Hac - Millybrook Domestic
22/05/2019 Lake Leake 2013 Rainbow Trout 500 Triploid Hac - Millybrook Domestic
30/04/2019 Lake Leake 1050 Brown Trout 850 Diploid Liawenee Canal Wild
24/05/2019 Lake Lynch 30 Brown Trout 800 Diploid Sandbanks Trap Wild
20/06/2019 Lake Paget 50 Brown Trout 800 Diploid Liawenee Canal, Yingina/Great Lake Wild
21/06/2019 Penstock Lagoon 5 Brown Trout 1100 Diploid Tumbledown Creek, Arthurs Lake Wild
28/05/2019 Penstock Lagoon 1500 Rainbow Trout 500 Triploid Hac - Millybrook Domestic
30/04/2019 Penstock Lagoon 125 Brown Trout 850 Diploid Liawenee Canal Wild
27/04/2019 Penstock Lagoon 250 Brown Trout 850 Diploid Liawenee Canal Wild
26/04/2019 Penstock Lagoon 750 Brown Trout 850 Diploid Liawenee Canal Wild
24/04/2019 Penstock Lagoon 754 Brown Trout 850 Diploid Liawenee Canal Wild
23/04/2019 Penstock Lagoon 1003 Brown Trout 900 Diploid Liawenee Canal Wild
19/04/2019 Penstock Lagoon 135 Brown Trout 600 Diploid River Derwent Trap @ Lake King William Wild
19/06/2019 Pet Reservoir 250 Brown Trout 800 Diploid Liawenee Canal, Yingina/Great Lake Wild
19/06/2019 Pet Reservoir 750 Brown Trout 550 Diploid River Derwent. Lake King William Wild
27/05/2019 Pet Reservoir 500 Rainbow Trout 500 Triploid Hac - Millybrook Domestic
29/05/2019 Pioneer Lake 400 Rainbow Trout 500 Triploid Hac - Millybrook Domestic
17/06/2019 Rocky Lagoon 100 Brown Trout 700 Diploid Sandbanks Creek, Yingina/Great Lake Wild
29/05/2019 Tooms Lake 1500 Rainbow Trout 500 Triploid Hac - Millybrook Domestic
13/05/2019 Tooms Lake 1100 Brown Trout 850 Diploid Liawenee Canal Wild
12/06/2019 Tungatinah Lagoon 750 Brown Trout 550 Diploid River Derwent Trap @ Lake King William Wild

fisheries

Abalone proposed rule changes

Amendments to the Abalone Management Plan have been released for consultation. The primary aim of these changes is to address risks of localised depletion and improve fish handling practices in the non-commercial fishery (recreational and Aboriginal). Some amendments such as compliance and handling also apply to the commercial fishery.

The main changes proposed include:

· Reducing the recreational bag limit from 10 to 5 abalone per day;

tooms ramp

An excavator was used to remove snags from in front of the boat ramp

Marine and Safety Tasmania and Inland Fisheries have jointly funded an upgrade to the Tooms Lake boat ramp. Taking advantage of the current low lake level of - 2.60 m below the spillway, contractors removed stumps and snags from the vicinity of the ramp, extended the gravel ramp to the current water level and repaired the rock armour on the sides of the ramp.

The project was managed by the Inland Fisheries Service. Stocking of both brown and rainbow trout during the winter Tooms Lake is primed to fire early in the 2019/20 season – just add water!

The lake will need to rise by around 300 mm ( - 2.30 m) to make boat launching possible.

The level for Tooms Lake can be found at www.bom.gov.au – latest River Heights for the Northern Rivers.

Source: https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2019/jun/18/tooms-lake-boat-ramp-upgrade

tyenna river warriors

Tyenna Willow Warriors

With fantastic weather and a great crew the Willow Warriors planted 700 native rushes, shrubs and trees along a stretch of the Tyenna River replacing recently removed willows. The willows, removed by the landholders at the Westerway Raspberry Farm, had been restricting access to the river and impacting on fish habitat. As they grow, our native plantings will help to shade the river, stabilise the banks (as the willow roots break down) and improve river health.

There were both new faces and seasoned Willow Warriors at the working bee and the many hands made light work of a big job. Participants had a chance to give back to one of Tasmania’s premier trout-fishing rivers and the landholders that provide access to it.

If you are interested in joining the next Willow Warriors event or hearing more about our 10-year plan to eradicate willows from the Tyenna River get in touch with Magali from the Derwent Catchment Project (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0424 277 226) or Neil from the Inland Fisheries Service (0438 279 421 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Source: https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2019/jun/17/native-trees-planted-tyenna-river-derwent-catchment-project

willow warriorsDerwent Catchment Project have been working with Inland Fisheries Service Anglers Access program and the Willow Warriors to remove willows and revegetate sections of the Tyenna River running through Lanoma Estate.

We have recently received support from the Fisheries Habitat Improvement Fund, to develop and start the first stages of a 10-year plan to eradicate willows in the upper stretches of the Tyenna River.

Join the next Willow Warriors working bee to replace recently removed willows with native trees and shrubs at Lanoma Estate and hear more about the next stage of the Tyenna River Recovery Program.

 

Where: Lanoma Estate, Westerway

When: 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday 15 June

For more details and to RSVP get in touch with:
Magali (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0424 277 226)

Source : https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2019/jun/07/all-welcolme-tyenna-working-bee

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Improvements and upgrades to the car parks at both boat ramps have been completed at Little Pine Lagoon by IFS.

Both car parks have been levelled and graded and topped with gravel and will provide more space and convenience for shack owners and visitors to Little Pine Lagoon.

Source - https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2019/may/31/little-pine-lagoon-car-park-improvements

little Pine shack ramp

Little Pine Lagoon shack boat ramp car parking area has been improved

ifs winner 2019On Saturday, at Trout Weekend, the Minister responsible for Inland Fisheries Hon. Guy Barnett announced the winners of the Tasmanian Trout Fishing Photo Competition for 2019. The judges found it difficult to choose from a range of high quality photos that were sent in. The winners were:

1st Shaun Cooper
2nd Arnie Zinnoegger
3rd David Green
4th Nicholas Spencer

We would like to thank the sponsors - Fly 'n Dry Waders and Huey Lures

Source: https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2019/may/22/tasmania-trout-fishing-photo-competion-winners-announced

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