tyenna river warriors

Tyenna Willow Warriors

With fantastic weather and a great crew the Willow Warriors planted 700 native rushes, shrubs and trees along a stretch of the Tyenna River replacing recently removed willows. The willows, removed by the landholders at the Westerway Raspberry Farm, had been restricting access to the river and impacting on fish habitat. As they grow, our native plantings will help to shade the river, stabilise the banks (as the willow roots break down) and improve river health.

There were both new faces and seasoned Willow Warriors at the working bee and the many hands made light work of a big job. Participants had a chance to give back to one of Tasmania’s premier trout-fishing rivers and the landholders that provide access to it.

If you are interested in joining the next Willow Warriors event or hearing more about our 10-year plan to eradicate willows from the Tyenna River get in touch with Magali from the Derwent Catchment Project (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0424 277 226) or Neil from the Inland Fisheries Service (0438 279 421 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Source: https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2019/jun/17/native-trees-planted-tyenna-river-derwent-catchment-project

willow warriorsDerwent Catchment Project have been working with Inland Fisheries Service Anglers Access program and the Willow Warriors to remove willows and revegetate sections of the Tyenna River running through Lanoma Estate.

We have recently received support from the Fisheries Habitat Improvement Fund, to develop and start the first stages of a 10-year plan to eradicate willows in the upper stretches of the Tyenna River.

Join the next Willow Warriors working bee to replace recently removed willows with native trees and shrubs at Lanoma Estate and hear more about the next stage of the Tyenna River Recovery Program.


Where: Lanoma Estate, Westerway

When: 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday 15 June

For more details and to RSVP get in touch with:
Magali (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 0424 277 226)

Source : https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2019/jun/07/all-welcolme-tyenna-working-bee

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Improvements and upgrades to the car parks at both boat ramps have been completed at Little Pine Lagoon by IFS.

Both car parks have been levelled and graded and topped with gravel and will provide more space and convenience for shack owners and visitors to Little Pine Lagoon.

Source - https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2019/may/31/little-pine-lagoon-car-park-improvements

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Little Pine Lagoon shack boat ramp car parking area has been improved

ifs winner 2019On Saturday, at Trout Weekend, the Minister responsible for Inland Fisheries Hon. Guy Barnett announced the winners of the Tasmanian Trout Fishing Photo Competition for 2019. The judges found it difficult to choose from a range of high quality photos that were sent in. The winners were:

1st Shaun Cooper
2nd Arnie Zinnoegger
3rd David Green
4th Nicholas Spencer

We would like to thank the sponsors - Fly 'n Dry Waders and Huey Lures

Source: https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2019/may/22/tasmania-trout-fishing-photo-competion-winners-announced

ifs rocksThe IFS and MAST ask that anglers do not place rocks to step on to the floating pontoons at yingina/Great Lake or Arthurs Lake.

The pontoons slide on the anchor cables – if there is a gap between the pontoon and the shore simply slide the pontoon back to shore.

Placing rocks stops the pontoon from sliding and can damage the cables and chains under the pontoons when the lake level rises.

Source: https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2019/may/22/important-notice-do-not-obstruct-floating-pontoons

ifs haddensAnglers have suggested that more parking would be useful at the Haddens Bay boat ramp at yingina/Great Lake.

In response the IFS has groomed the ramp on both sides of the rock groyne to provide additional area for turning, launching and parking.

Source https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2019/may/22/ifs-upgrades-haddens-bay-boat-ramp

Hydro Tasmania would like to advise that the boat ramp at Lake Rowallan will be closed from Monday 20 May to Friday 31 May 2019, inclusive.
During this period we will be doing maintenance work on the boat ramp, road and campground as well as improving drainage and bank stabilisation at the site. This period of time may be subject to change as work is weather dependent.
We appreciate your patience and apologise for any inconvenience.
Further information about Hydro Tasmania’s boat ramps and other recreational sites is available at www.hydro.com.au
For enquiries please contact us
on 1300 360 441 or by email
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Source: https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2019/may/21/lake-rowallan-boat-ramp-access

Ever been stuck for a way to cook trout? Come along to Trout Weekend to discover (and taste!) some delicious ways to prepare your catch. All demonstrations are free.

Chef Rodney Dann from Wattlebanks Catering will be showing you how to whip up:

Pan-fried trout fillet with chorizo, potatoes and peas
Native pepper baked trout with creamy potato salad
Smoked trout risotto and arancini
Trout with curry butter

Cooking demonstrations will happen at 11am, 12 noon, 1pm and 2pm each day (one dish per session). Following each demonstration there will be free tastings for 30 people. To secure your tasting, pick up a free ticket from Inland Fisheries Service staff at the entrance to Trout Weekend.

Recipes for the above dishes can be found here.

Keen angler and experienced fish smoker, Michael Wood, will be demonstrating how to smoke your own trout. He will also give tips about preparing gravlax and trout caviar. Michael will share his knowledge (and tastings of his delicious dip!) between 10am and 3pm each day.

For more information about Trout Weekend 2019 click here.

Source - https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2019/may/14/delicious-dishes-trout-weekend-2019-18-19-may

junior anglersThe ever-popular junior angling pond will be part of Trout Weekend once again this year (18 & 19 May 2019). Fishcare volunteers will be on hand to provide advice, hints and tips for junior anglers (under 14 years) to help them try and catch a trout. Each angler will be allowed to fish for 10 minutes before moving on so the next person in the queue can try their luck. If you are lucky enough to catch a trout you are welcome to keep it or release it. There are also eight tagged fish in the ponds, if you catch one of these you will win a prize generously donated by 42 Degrees South Real Estate.

For more information about Trout Weekend 2019 click here.

Source :https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2019/may/14/calling-all-junior-anglers-come-try-your-luck-trout-weekend

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