News from the IFS

by Sarah Graham

Special Event and Junior Water Stockings

An increasing number of angling clubs are encouraging young people to get into trout fishing. Some run regular events for junior members and have a dedicated junior angling water.

The Service is keen to support these programs and whenever possible, stocks the designated waters with easy to catch good size fish.


Stockings to Date for November 2010 – Dee, Brushy and Barrington

Dee Lagoon, Brushy Lagoon and Lake Barrington received various fish stock over the past week in keeping with the fishery management goals for each of these waters.


Investigating New Ways to Control Carp

Professor Peter Sorensen from the University of Minnesota, USA has been working with the Inland Fisheries Service carp management program over recent weeks at Lake Sorell on an important study in the use of fish pheromones as an attractant to assist in the eradication of carp. Pheromones are a chemical produced naturally by carp to trigger a social response such as a spawning aggregation in other carp.


Western Lakes Wilderness Fishery Signage and Interpretation

Inland Fisheries Service together with the Parks and Wildlife Service has recently completed interpretation, signage and a brochure for the Western Lakes Wilderness Fishery under a project funded by the Australian Tourism Development Program through Anglers Alliance Tasmania.


MAST Fishing Forums

Marine and Safety Tasmania is hosting a series of fishing forums in southern Tasmania to generate interest and discussion on issues relating to safe boating and marine fishing in the lead up to the summer season. The forums will be hosted by Hook, Line and Sinker's Nick Duigan and Andrew Hart and a panel of experts, with prizes and show bags for those attending.