Please check all relevant authorities before fishing - www.ifs.tas.gov.au and dpipwe.tas.gov.au . Don't forget issuu.com/stevenspublishing for years of back issues !

brown trout
Brown trout are available in the
River Derwent year round
below New Norfolk Bridge:
photo D.Green

The rainbow trout waters closed last weekend (Sunday 2 June) but there are still lots of freshwater fishing available over winter. Waters open all year round are:

- Brushy Lagoon from one hour before sunrise to three hours after sunset on any day
- Craigbourne Dam from one hour before sunrise to three hours after sunset on any day
- Great Lake other than Canal Bay
- Huntsman Lake from one hour before sunrise to three hours after sunset on any day
- Huon River from the Huonville Bridge downstream to the seaward limit of that river
- Lake Barrington
- Lake Burbury
- Lake Meadowbank
- Lake Pedder
- Lake King William
- River Leven from the confluence of Whisky Creek, delineated by a straight line between grid reference 422710E 5442177N and 422750E 5442142N downstream to the seaward limit of that river
- North Esk River and River Tamar from the Lower Charles Street Bridge on the North Esk River downstream to the seaward limit of the River Tamar
- Pioneer Lake
- River Derwent from the A10 Road Bridge at grid reference 504630E 5263716N downstream to the seaward limit of that river
- South Esk River and River Tamar from the West Tamar Road Bridge on the South Esk River downstream to the seaward limit of the River Tamar

Get out and have a go!

Source: https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2019/jun/07/winter-fishing

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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2019 06 04 Best brown caughtI headed on back to fish the dark tannin waters of the Leven River again yesterday.. The river was at the perfect wading height & the weather was spot on, overcast & humid conditions. It was another slow start once again with just the one soft hit on the gold Mepps #1 black fury from a solid brown. It had taken close on twenty minutes when the brown followed the gold black fury from a cast and drift from the opposite side of the river.

I could see the silhouette of a large fish following closely behind the spinner as I let it drift with the flow. I gave the rod a couple of twitches to see if it would get the trout to take the lure. That didn't work until I had the lure and the trout within three meters of me when I gave the lure another light twitch then let the black fury drop which made the gold blade flutter. That did the job the trout took the lure side on, I felt weight on the line as the large brown took hold of the spinner, I quickly raised the rod to set the hooks but missed setting them. For one reason or another it hadn't taken full hold of the black fury, it must have just had the tip of the hook on it's outer lip. All that fish did was give a soft head shake and it was gone.

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

little Pine shack ramp

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

On behalf of Tasmania the Minister for responsible for Inland Fisheries, Hon. Guy Barnett, welcomes the teams of the World Fly fishing Championship 2019 in this short video.

Source - https://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/news/2019/may/30/tasmania-welcomes-world-fly-fishing-championship-teams

2019 06 03 Aglia Mouche Noire wild brown troutI had no intentions of going fishing today, then as the day went on I couldn't help myself, I just had to go even if it was only for a couple of hours. The original reason I wasn't going is because I'm having a big spin session in the Leven River tomorrow and I didn't want to aggravate the back & hips. I had placed several heat patches on my back & hips from the time I got up in the morning and I felt fine. It was dead on 2:00pm when I hit the little tannin stream, my set up was a Okuma 6' LRF 1-3 kg rod, Okuma Ceymar C-10 reel spooled with brand new Platypus Super 100 clear 4lb mono line, the starting lure was a Mepps #00 copper Aglia spinner.

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

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