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Jul 21, 2016

More monsters hit Craigbourne Dam

Too big for words! We put another 60 monster Atlantic salmon into Craigbourne Dam today. Averaging 12kg, these fish are sure to attract attention. Get out there and catch one – if you ...

Jul 13, 2016

Talbots Lagoon - spawning run

On the weekend I, Fisheries Officer, Paul Middleton, joined some of the North West Fly Fishing Club at Talbots Lagoon to watch the spawning trout. We saw many spawning fish heading upstream and ...

Jul 12, 2016

Results of the 2016 statewide river survey

At IFS we undertake surveys on rivers across Tasmania. We started in 2013 and we’ve done one each year since. We’ve been watching the recovery of river trout since they were shown to be in a poor ...

Jul 06, 2016

Angler Access closed along the Mersey River

Some Angler Access sites along the Mersey River are closed. The floods have caused bad damage and some sites are too dangerous to go near until repairs are complete. This is mostly in and around ...

Jul 04, 2016

Flood damage closes Corra Linn Public Reserve

Corra Linn Public Reserve is closed at the moment because of flood damage and we’re not sure when it will be open again. Found on the banks for the North Esk River, about 15 minutes south of ...