Recently Atlantic salmon seems to be a very hot topic amongst local anglers, especially those in the south of the state in the D'Entrecasteaux area. Northern anglers should take a close look at the Tamar as there are opportunities here as well.
The recent "great escape" has provided a perfect opportunity for fresh and saltwater anglers alike to experience some truly memorable sport. Tasmania's pristine, clean and cool waters are the perfect nursery for the Atlantic Salmon and as our local fish farms produce more and more fresh quality seafood it is a fact that there are going to be tangible consequences.
Here are some of the latest news stories from the IFS. To see the full story click your mouse over the title. There have been a number of stockings over the last month, go to the stocking data base to see details.
Compliance activity on the northern Tasmania long weekend
On the weekend of the 3rd to 5th of November IFS compliance team and Tasmania conducted patrols of the Central Plateau to coincide with the long weekend in northern Tasmania. Throughout the three days...
Fishcare Volunteers from the Northern, North-West and Southern regions attend fishing and community events around the state. Check the calendar below to find when they'll be at a fishing show or school fair near you.
If you'd like more information about Fishcare events, follow this link.
Fishcare training sessionThe Wild Fisheries Management Branch recently conducted a pre-recreational fishing season training weekend for Fishcare volunteers on 12-13 October 2012.
Craigbourne Dam and Meadowbank Lake have had over 1200 salmon stocked into each during the last month. The IFS stocked another 600 Atlantic salmon into Craigbourne Dam and Meadowbank Lake. The fish were donated by Tassal and average 2.5 kilograms.
The Game Fishing Association of Australia (GFAA) has elected the Hobart- based angler Brett Cleary to the Presidency of the organisation in its 75th year as the national administration body for the sport of game fishing in the country.
Time to renew your licence
A reminder to fishers to renew their licences for abalone, rock lobster, scallops, netting and set-lines ahead of the start of the new recreational sea fishing licensing year on Thursday, 1 November 2012.
Sea fishing licences are available from all Service Tasmania shops and on the internet at www.fishing.tas.gov.au/licence.
The 2012-13 Recreational Sea Fishing Guide is now available online. You can pick up a copy of the Guide or buy your licence for the new season from Service Tasmania outlets from 15 October.
Thanks to all that have assisted us over the past twelve months. Please find attached the Tasmanian Carp Management Program 2011-12 annual report.
Regards - Chris
Tasmanian carp eradication program taken to the international stage
The success of the IFS Carp Management Program has drawn some very positive international attention, with many countries keen to learn from our experience and expertise.
Lake Kara was stocked today with 450 Atlantic salmon averaging 2kg, the fish were donated by Saltas from Wayatinah.
Brushy Lagoon was stocked with 500 rainbow trout averaging 2.5kg on Thursday, the fish were donated by the Springfield hatchery.
Regards John Diggle
Director of Inland Fisheries
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The first Atlantic salmon eggs used to begin Tasmania's Atlantic salmon aquaculture industry were introduced into Tasmania in 1984. From these humble beginnings a valuable Tasmanian industry has evolved with a worldwide reputation for having a premium disease free product. This industry provides a spin off to all anglers in the form of regular escapes of salmon from the farms.