a salmonA 5 fish daily bag limit applies to Atlantic salmon in inland waters
With the recent arrival of 'escapee' Atlantic salmon in inland waters anglers need to be aware that regulations apply.

Each person must have a current angling licence to fish with a rod, reel and line in any inland waters.
A 5 fish daily bag limit applies to Atlantic salmon in inland waters.
The two main rivers where salmon are being caught are the Huon and the Derwent. An angling licence is required to take Atlantic salmon (and trout) above the following boundaries.

Huon River- Above an imaginary straight line drawn between a white post situated on the shore of the southern side of Castle Forbes Bay and another white post situated to the eastward of that post on the opposite bank of the Huon River.

River Derwent – Above a line between Dowsings Point to Store Point.

For the seaward limits of other rivers go to the Inland Fisheries (Seaward Limits) Order 2004

For more information go to the Tasmanian Inland Fishing Code 2020-21

Source: Chasing Atlantic salmon in inland waters! (ifs.tas.gov.au)

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Fisheries Officer on patrol in
Lake Rowallan

The Christmas/New Year holiday period was popular for trout fishing. Our officers conducted 336 recreational fishing and 101 boating safety inspections at key waters around the state. Fishing conditions were good during the period, with a mixture of sunny and overcast days accompanied with light winds and minimal rain:

Great Lake – Anglers trolling anglers caught good fish around the northern end of the lake, with cobra lures and flat fish. In bright conditions, trolling deep was more effective, whilst surface lures worked well in the evening. For the fly anglers plenty of fish were up feeding on the surface in the windlanes.

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Brown trout fry

Each year the IFS surveys Arthurs and Woods lakes for two endangered native fishes, the Arthurs paragalaxias and the Saddled galaxias. At Arthurs Lake, we found high numbers of the Arthurs paragalaxias across all areas of the lake, with 429 fish captured. However, the number of Saddled galaxias captured was very low, with only 9 captured over two nights of trapping.

The survey results for Woods Lake were contrasting to the Arthurs Lake results. A total of 217 Saddled galaxias were captured over two nights trapping, with only one Arthurs paragalaxias captured. The result for the Saddled galaxias was somewhat reassuring as the number of fish captured at Woods Lake over the past two years has been low. While just one Arthurs paragalaxias was captured, it is good to know the species remains in the Woods Lake, as before 2014 it was thought it may have become locally extinct.

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Salmon escape creates fishing frenzy

Huon River Seaward LimitThe news of the escaped Atlantic Salmon from a pen in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel has stirred up much interest in the recreational fishing fraternity in the last few days.

Anglers are reminded that a seaward limit separating State waters from inland waters exist on both the Huon and Esperance Rivers:

Huon River:

An imaginary straight line drawn between a white post situated on the shore of the southern side of Castle Forbes Bay and another white post situated to the eastward of that post on the opposite bank of the Huon River.

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We invite Central Plateau fishers to talk with us about the ways in which you relate to the environment of the fishing areas

Busola Christianah Adedokun Geography and Spatial Science, UTAS
If you are interested in receiving further details, Please contact :Busola
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This research has been approved by the
Tasmanian SSHREC. S002187 (H- 72695)

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Licences now available

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Recreational sea fishing licences for abalone, rock lobster, scallops, nets and set lines are now available online and at Service Tasmania.

All licences expire on 31 October. This includes your scallop licence, so to continue to dive for scallops until the season closes on 30 November 2020, you will need to renew your licence.

Carp Management 2020After a quarter of a century, Tasmania is on the cusp of finally being free of European carp. Estimates leading into spring 2020 indicate that there are less than 5 carp remaining in Lake Sorell, and to date there have been 41 496 removed from the lake. Find out all about the 2019-20 season and how the battle with carp in Lake Sorell is progressing. Read about how much netting effort was put in over the season, what techniques were used to catch the carp, the jelly gonad condition affecting male carp, and the results of the juvenile carp surveys.

Read it here Carp Management Program Annual Report 2019-20.

Source: Carp Management Program Annual Report 2019-20 (ifs.tas.gov.au)

A 12-year-old girl from Selbourne in northern Tasmania has won $10k as part of Inland Fisheries Service’s (IFS) Tasmanian Tagged Trout Promotion, during the 2020-21 angling season.

Member of Westbury Angling Club and Tagged Trout Promotion recipient, Fiona Batterham caught the tagged trout at Lake Rowallan at 11:15am on Sunday 18 October, which also marked national Gone Fishing Day.

This is the first of five tagged trout caught as part of the promotion, which involved IFS releasing five tagged brown trout into lakes across the State.

Each tag is worth $10,000 to the angler that returns the fish, tagged intact to the IFS

gone fishinGone Fishing Day

This Sunday, 18 October is national Gone Fishing Day. It's a great chance to get family and friends together and explore local fishing spots.

You can also register for prizes through the National Gone Fishing Day website.

Due to Covid group restrictions, Fishcare isn't running any organised events but we're encouraging everyone to throw a line in. Try to keep groups small and follow social distancing guidelines at your local fishing spot.

As we move into better weather, keep an eye out for our Summer Fishing Program in January. Prior to this, schools and community groups can contact Fishcare by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 6165 3039 to organise small fishing clinics.


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