News from IFS March 2011

Latest Anglers Access Project completed on the Meander River
by Sarah Graham
The latest Angler Access Project has been completed for the Meander River under funding from the Inland Fisheries Service and Federal Government, provided through Anglers Alliance Tasmania. It follows the other successful river access projects on the River Leven, Brumbys Creek and the Lake, North Esk and Macquarie rivers.

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Annual Trout Fry Stocking Program Completed for the Western Lakes

by Sarah Graham
The Inland Fisheries Service recently completed its annual stocking program of wild stock brown and rainbow trout fry in selected waters within the Western Lakes Wilderness Fishery. For several of these waters, the small fish need to be carried on foot by Service staff for the last leg of the journey.

New Year Stocking Update

With surplus fish stock available – from its own and some of the commercial hatcheries – the Service has been kept busy stocking both public and private waters since the New Year. This intensity is likely to continue over the following weeks as part of the annual stocking program set out in the Tasmanian Inland Recreational Fishery Management Plan 2008-18.

Community Service Announcement  from the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment.
Abalone Viral Ganglioneuritis (AVG)

Everyone has an important part to play in preventing the spread of the current abalone disease outbreak.
Precautionary measures have been put in place including the closure of the recreational abalone fishery at Bicheno. This means it’s now an offence to take abalone from this fishery.
Everyone is strongly encouraged not to dive, fish or boat in this area. If you do, you must clean your boat and disinfect any diving, fishing and other gear before leaving the area.

Fishing News Updates

This is a free email subscription service by Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment providing information on what’s happening in Tasmania’s sea fisheries.

Solar panels saving IFS money

Inland Fisheries Service is seeking sustainability across every aspect of its business. Not only does the Service have a mission to manage the State’s inland fishery in a sustainable manner but it has a responsibility to reduce its carbon footprint as part of the Government’s commitment to environmental sustainability.

High Water Levels a Safety Risk

by Sarah Graham IFS
Increasing water levels bring the risk of flooding, floating debris and submerged obstacles - Keep a look out!

IFS Charges Laid

Joint Inland Fisheries, Parks & Police, Raids on properties in the North West result in charges being laid
by Sarah Graham
Inland Fisheries, firearms and drug offences were detected during a series of raids on several North West properties last week in a joint operation involving Inland Fisheries, Tasmania Police, and Parks and Wildlife officers.
Joint Inland Fisheries, Parks & Police, Raids on properties in the North West result in charges being laid.

Brushy Stocking

Hi all,
         Just a quick note to let you know that Brushy Lagoon has just recently had 30 Rainbows to 3kg and 330 Atlantic Salmon up to 2.5 kgs put in it by Sevrup Fisheries.

News from the IFS

by Sarah Graham

Special Event and Junior Water Stockings

An increasing number of angling clubs are encouraging young people to get into trout fishing. Some run regular events for junior members and have a dedicated junior angling water.

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