From Parks Tas website:

Advice from the Parks and Wildlife Service:

Nineteen Lagoons Open

Lake Augusta Road is now open to regular traffic for day use only.  Lakes and tracks north of Lake Augusta Road are open to visitors and fishers for day use only.  Pillans Track remains closed and overnight camping within the 19 Lagoons area is not permitted at this stage.  Lakes and tracks south of Lake Augusta Road from Thousand Lakes Lodge through to the Pine River remain closed due to continuing fire-fighting operations. Please drive to the conditions and be aware that fire fighters are still actively using Lake Augusta Road for fire fighting operations.

https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2019/feb/15/nineteen-lagoons-open

NORTHERN REGION

Central Plateau Conservation Area 
– tracks/lakes north of Lake Augusta Road, including Pillans Track Road, Julians Crossing, Pillans Lake–Lake Field remain closed for overnight camping
– tracks/lakes south of Lake Augusta from Thousand Lakes Lodge to the Pine River, including 19 Lagoons (O’Dell Lagoon / Lake Flora, Lake Kay Road, Lake Botsford, Double Lagoon Road, First Lagoon, Second Lagoon), remain closed
– tracks/lakes west of Lake Augusta, including Talinah Track Road (closed to vehicles), Lake Fanny beyond Talleh Lagoons, Lake Antimony, Lake Fergus, Higgs Track (closed past Lake Nameless), Ritters Track, Explorer Creek Track, Blue Peaks Track, and all remote walking routes east of the central Walls of Jerusalem area remain closed.

Walls of Jerusalem National Park – Little Fisher River Track is closed and routes east of Mt Jerusalem remain are closed

Liawenee Conservation Area – the reserve is closed

Rainbow Point Conservation Area – the reserve is closed

Remarkable Rock Conservation Area – the reserve is closed

Five Mile Pinnacles Conservation Area – the reserve is closed 

Little Pine Lagoon Conservation Area – the reserve is closed

Top Marshes Conservation Area – the reserve is closed

Steppes Homestead State Reserve – the reserve is closed 

Read about a successful compliance outcome at:

https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2019/feb/05/successful-compliance-outcome

The Walls of Jerusalem NP is now under a soft closure….the advice on this as follows:

Due to the current fire situation and worsening forecast conditions for later in the week, walkers are asked to suspend all trips to the Walls of Jerusalem from today (Wednesday 30 January) until further notice.

Please make alternative plans.

Walkers currently on the Walls of Jerusalem track are safe and do not need to evacuate. These measures are being taken to reduce the number of walkers on the track should conditions worsen on Thursday, Friday and into the weekend.

To stay up to date on developments please refer to the PWS website https://parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?sys=News%20Article&intID=3886

For the listing of Track & Reserves closures refer to https://parks.tas.gov.au/index.aspx?base=7785

And for the latest Facebook posts https://www.facebook.com/tasmaniaparks/?__tn__=kC-R&eid=ARBgjnqJd5dsb42mRz7gH0lnuJ5AxXdqDs2HCV64jHVo8vp31JYoLmNm1EJLED3hxz5VQRaRippPVw7n&hc_ref=ARQGuUAAQk1tmH4mqRlyBTUwpROCJTuCOOtLp7qy3DLAjlxgixjnd2_h10z2NG0IIuA&fref=nf

Kind Regards

Paul Flood
Acting Ranger in Charge
Great Western Tiers Field Centre
Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service
PO Box 13 Deloraine Tas 7304
General Enquiries: 1300 TASPARKS (1300 827 727)
Direct Ph: (03) 6701 2102
Mobile: 0429 635 182
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Published on Jan. 10, 2019 at https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2019/jan/10/cumbungi-control-trial-four-springs-lake-update-january-2019

Before and after shots of the area treated by manual slashing. AAT executive member John Broomby admiring the work.
On Tuesday 8 January 2019, we went with Anglers Alliance Tasmania to Four Springs Lake to see the results of the cumbungi control done in January 2018.

We surveyed the eight sites sprayed last year. At two of the sites, eradication was 100% successful. The remaining six sites have small areas of regrowth. These have been re- treated with low toxicity biactive herbicide.

The highlight was that the largest area, which was treated by manually slashing the stems 150 mm below the water surface in January and March, resulted in 100% eradication.

We will survey all sites again in in January 2020.

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Brett Smith from the Fishers and Walkers group has organised a meeting for interested parties at 7pm at the Great Lake Hotel on Thurs 17 Jan 2019 to discuss the Lake Malbena proposal. There will be guest speakers from fishing, bushwalking and environmental groups

All welcome, get along and have your say on protecting the wilderness values of the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area

Gary France - Chairman
Terry Byard - Vice Chairman
Denis Edwards - Executive Officer

GPO BOX 963, HOBART TAS 7001
Phone: 0428 84 1166
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Web: www.anglersalliance.org.au

ABN 73 327 229 428

From IFS https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/

We’ve just uploaded and updated reports from Fishery Performance Assessments we did last year for Little Pine LagoonPenstock LagoonSouth Riana Dam and the Pet Reservoir.

Coming soon – Woods Lake.

The IFS Annual Report 2017-18 is now available on the website.

Please read - Report to Anglers September to November 2018

The Christmas and New Year period saw anglers flocking to the central highlands to enjoy some fantastic fishing.

Overall the weather was good providing lots of fishing opportunities.

Our Officers were on patrol throughout the period, and they saw some fantastic catches. Overall 317 anglers were checked, along with 109 vessels.

The standout waters were as follows:

Results from rock lobster samples collected from this Zone on 12 December show that paralytic shellfish toxins are below the established limit of 0.8 mg/kg.

The Maria Island Biotoxin Zone will open on Friday 21 December.

Recreational and commercial rock lobster fishers can set pots from 5 pm today, Thursday 20 December.

The zone is open to fishing (pulling pots, rings or diving) from 00:01, Friday 21 December.

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Tasmania recently hosted, Kirk Deeter, a leading US angling journalist and widely travelled author. Here is what he had to say in a recent social media post about his experience.

"Thank you, Tasmania.

Just back from one of the most extraordinary "fishing" trips I've ever experienced. Never thought I'd watch a wallaby jump over the creek as I made a cast. Never thought I'd see 7-pound brown trout tailing like redfish in skinny water, crushing frogs in the grasses. Never imagined a hatch of snowflake caddis that made the river look like an impending blizzard. Under-appreciated the significance of Tasmania in a cultural and historic context... as this is where the empire of the brown trout first expanded beyond European shores. Didn't fully respect just how dialed Tassie anglers are in terms of their cutting-edge techniques. Had almost forgotten what a truly wild trout behaves like, and how awesome it is to watch them eat a fly.

Did NOT under-appreciate the amazing hospitality and stunning environs while I was there.

Much, much more forthcoming, but worth saying that Tasmania is beyond special. Love NZ, and Chile, and Argentina, and of course, the wild, wild West of America. But for context, know that Tassie sold a grand total of @250 fishing licences to foreign anglers last year... by contrast, NZ sold about 100 times that many.

In other words, it's wide open.

More soon... just landed... totally spent... feel like Dorothy waking up after her trip to Oz."

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