marine safety

What is Safety Watch?

Safety Watch is a new service for Tas Maritime Radio members based on the ETAR System that we have been trialling.

If you use Safety Watch you will tell us when you expect to arrive at your destination or return to your starting point and then call us as you arrive or return.

If you are:

more than 20 minutes overdue: we will start to call you using radio and your mobile phone number.
more than 1 hour overdue: we will contact Tasmania Police who will then take whatever steps they feel necessary, possibly including mounting a search for your vessel.

parksThere is a new and exciting project being undertaken within the Walls of Jerusalem National Park. This project will improve the visitor experience while helping to protect the high conservation values of this amazing area.

Attached is a Stakeholder announcement flyer which contains a link to Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service “Have your say” website. Here you can read all relevant project background documents.

You can provide feedback through the website if you wish.

Yours sincerely,

Daniel Johansson

Ranger

>Flyer attached here

hydo tasPlease read the attached flyer re some maintenance work on Tarraleah no 1 canal starting early February.

Flyer attached here

 

Summer Fishing Clinics

Don't forget that free fishing clinics are being held in January at local jetties around the state from Dover to St Helens to Devonport. All ages and abilities are welcome. 

New fishers learn basic skills like setting up a rod, casting, how to measure your catch and to fish responsibly. Others may want to improve their skills or just drop by to find more about fishing. Rods and gear are provided.

Preregistration is encouraged to allow us to plan the required support and assist in guaranteeing you a fishing spot on the day.

Dates and details

 camping
Fishing and camping
what better way to spend
the summer holidays

The Christmas/New Year period in the Central Highlands saw some fantastic conditions for fishing. Our Officers were out on patrol and witnessed some great catches. Several waters were visited and boat patrols conducted on several waters. From a fishing perspective Great Lake fished well for anglers trolling with lead lines, particularly early and late in the day. On the warmer sunny days, fish were up and about looking for food in the waves near the surface. The fish were concentrated in the wind lanes.

Woods Lake fished well as usual, however lure anglers are starting to have to check for weed fouling their lure fairly regularly. Fly fishermen did well as usual in the south western corner of the lake.

Arthurs Lake – Fish safes were seen to contain nice fish, with trolling anglers and spinning proving popular. Fly fishermen also had good success in Cowpaddock Bay.

Penstock Lagoon – Plenty of duns were on the water on the cloudier days. As usual, good numbers of rising trout were taken by happy anglers.

Little Pine Lagoon – Fish are tailing nicely at the moment and are in excellent condition.

King William – Lots of fish caught by trollers over the period. Green and old cobra lures were the standout.

In all 224 anglers and 42 boats were inspected by our Officers across 5 days. 10 offences were detected. Fishing without a licence, failing to wear PFD and failing to carry minimum safety equipment on vessels accounted for the majority.

IFS wishes all anglers a safe and happy 2020. If you are in need of a New Year’s resolution, we would highly recommend spending more time fishing our lovely inland waterways.

Source: https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2020/jan/03/fishing-report-festive-season

photo comp 2020Fish where the champions fish

Collect your photos now and keep you eye on our website for information about how to enter.

There will be some great prizes and the winners will be announced at Trout Weekend 2020 on 16-17 May.

If you haven't already, start shooting those fishy shots and scenes.

Source : https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2019/dec/24/Photo-competition

The track leading to Double Lagoon in the Nineteen Lagoons area of the Western Lakes is now open.

Source: https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2019/dec/23/double-lagoon-track-now-open Published on Dec. 23, 2019 

ifs willow warriorsHi Willow Warriors,

Just getting in touch to wish you all a Merry Xmas and Happy New Year. If you have been with the Willow Warrior for a while now, thank you for your contributions to the Tyenna River Recovery Program in 2019. If you are one of our new members, I look forward to meeting you at an upcoming event. Its been a fantastic effort this year and we are close to completing the primary willow control and planting works at the Westerway Raspberry Farm. Upstream efforts were kicked off in late November by the Clark’s from Raspberry Farm who organised local Westerway residents to remove willow upstream from the bridge in Westerway with the help of the Derwent Catchment Project. You may have already see their efforts, which have really improved river access from Westerway.

We have also completed our planning to start control of the most upstream willows and work downstream over a 10 years with the aim of eradicating willows from the Tyenna. I will be in touch in the new year with Willow Warrior working bee dates for February and March in the Maydena area and share these draft plans if you are interested in providing input. We have been successfully with a funding application to the Community Environment Grants that, along with the funding from the Fisheries Habitat Improvement Fund, will support all our planned restoration works on the Tyenna for 2020.

fisheriesSchool holiday fishing clinics

Looking for an activity to get the kids out of doors these school holidays?

Free fishing clinics are being held in January at local jetties around the state from Dover to St Helens to Devonport. All ages and abilities are welcome.

New fishers learn basic skills like setting up a rod, casting, how to measure your catch and to fish responsibly. Rods and gear are provided.

Dates and details

All the lobster samples from the Storm Bay/Bruny Zone collected on Sunday 1 December have paralytic shellfish toxin (PST) levels below the maximum permitted level for safe human consumption.

Under the Rock Lobster Monitoring Program decision protocols, the Storm Bay/Bruny Biotoxin Zone can open as scheduled on:

· Saturday 7 December for the recreational fishery; and

· Tuesday 10 December for the commercial fishery.

As detailed in the 2 December biotoxin update, all other biotoxin zones in the East Coast Stock Rebuilding Zone will open as scheduled.

Check up on the rock lobster rules before you go fishing.

rock lobster 2019 12 07

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