From 10 am until 3pm over Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 May at the Liawenee field Station, yingina/Great Lake

Come with your family, enjoy displays, demonstrations, the ever-popular junior angling pond, and see the hundreds of wild brown trout on their annual spawning run.
There is something for everyone at Trout Weekend.
Read more on the Trout Weekend webpage.

And don’t forget the IFS Photo Competition is on again.
We are looking for photos of trout, families, kids, female anglers and scenery shots.
There are cash and gear prizes on offer

1st Place: $500
2nd Place: 1 x pair Neoprene waders (Fly 'n Dry)
3rd Place: 10 x Lures (Hueys Lures) 4th place 10 x Lures (Huey Lures).

You can submit up to six images with a maximum size of 5 MB each.
Images will be showcased and the winner announced at Trout Weekend 2019.
Download the entry form from www.ifs.tas.gov.au
We are accepting entries until 5pm on Tuesday 30 April 2019.

Source :https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2019/mar/29/trout-weekend-2019

From https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2019/mar/26/lake-leake-campgrounds-and-boat-ramp-temporary-close

The Lake Leake campgrounds and boat ramp are closed until Saturday 30 March. This is so the Tasmania Fire Service can do a safe Fuel Reduction Burn.

Once the burns starts on Wednesday (27 March) it is likely to be very smokey and there may be some short road closures.

People wishing to access the Lake Leake can use the Kalangadoo boat ramp on the eastern side of the lake with safety.

fishing forumsAll welcome at Burnie and Smithton forums

Join in discussions on local recreational fishing issues and hear presentations from IMAS researchers and DPIPWE fishery managers.

Topics

King George Whiting and other North West species - a biological snapshot: Presented by Dr James Haddy, IMAS
Calamari and key recreational species - an overview: Presented by Dr Jeremy Lyle, IMAS
Rock Lobster - increasing the female size limit change in the North West to improve the fishery: Presented by Hilary Revill, DPIPWE Wild Fisheries
Abalone - what's a fair day's catch? Presented by Rod Pearn, DPIPWE Wild Fisheries

Dates and Venues

Burnie
Wednesday, 27 March, 6:30 - 8:30pm
UTAS Cradle Coast Campus, Building D, Level 2, 16-20 Mooreville Road, Burnie

Smithton
Thursday, 28 March, 6:30 - 8:30pm
Circular Head Community & Recreation Centre, 72 Nelson Street, Smithton

More information here
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Recreational Fisheries Section, DPIPWE
Phone: 1300 720 647
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Web: www.fishing.tas.gov.au

To support of the World Fly Fishing Championship 2019 this December the IFS are making a few temporary regulation changes.

Please read all information here:

The World Fly Fishing Championship 2019 is coming to Tasmania this year between 30 November and 7 December.

Teams from up to 30 countries will compete bringing an estimated 800 anglers and support crew. Competitors will fish in three lakes and two rivers.

Starting this week many large oversize, over mass, very long and heavy vehicles are moving components to the Cattle Hill (Waddamana) Wind Farm site.

These movements will use

the Midlands Highway;
the Highland Lakes Road from Melton Mowbray through Bothwell; and
The Northern Waddamana Road to the wind farm site.

It is likely the convoys will move through between 6am and 12 noon, Mondays to Saturdays for the next 6 months. There might be some extra movements needed outside of these times.

Many of the loads will be under the control of Escort and Pilot vehicles.

Hydro Tasmania will be upgrading the Tungatinah Lagoon boat ramp. The water levels in the Bradys chain of lakes (Bradys Lake, Lake Binney and Tungatinah Lagoon) will be drawn down to 3.5 metres below full over 4 - 8 March. Water levels should be back to normal by the Labour Day long weekend.

The boat ramp at Bradys Lake next to Woodswards Canal will be open so you will still be able to get out on the water.

For further information, contact Hydro Tasmania via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Item sourced from https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2019/mar/04/upgrades-tungatinah-lagoon-boat-ramp

Hydro Tasmania have advised that all sites at Penstock lagoon including the below are now open after completion of vegetation fire damage works;

Penstock Lagoon boat ramp and campground

Penstock Lagoon Lady’s Walk campground

With a pleasant weekend forecast the fish should be rising. Tight lines.

https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2019/feb/22/penstock-lagoon-reopened

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
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