Please check all relevant authorities before fishing - and . Don't forget for years of back issues !

brushy salmon stocking 2021We released Atlantic salmon into Brushy Lagoon today, approximately 170 at an average of 1.2kg. These fish were an opportunistic donation by Huon Aquaculture. Happy fishing all!

Source: Brushy Lagoon Stocking (





brushy salmon stocking 2021

The IFS released Atlantic Salmon into Brushy Lagoon

Information for suitable applicants who have an interest in the Fisheries Community Engagement area.

Applications close soon!

The Leader Fisheries Engagement  is based in Launceston at 0.8 to 1.0 FTE. 

Leader Fisheries Engagement 

 pet reservoir
 Improved western
access to Pet Reservoir

Pet Reservoir now has improved access for older and mobility impaired anglers.

Works have been completed to improve the parking area close to the existing access on the western side of the dam, the path to the edge of the dam and widen pedestrian access.

The reservoir is home to a healthy population of brown and rainbow trout.





Tasmanian Irrigation wishes to advise that Craigbourne Dam in Tasmania’s South East is closed to the public. The dam is closed to fishing and recreational activities as a precaution due to the detection of naturally occurring blue-green algae.

Tasmanian Irrigation is continuing to monitor the dam on a weekly basis and will advise the public when Craigbourne Dam is available for recreational use. There is currently no impact on irrigation as a result of the dam closure.

Tasmanian Irrigation thanks the public for its patience during the closure.

Source: Blue-Green Algae Advisory for Craigbourne Dam (

2021 03 11 March Brown Bug spinner and wild brown troutNeeding only ten more trout to reach my 300th trout for the 2020/21 trout season and with the larger rivers still running high after 47mms of rain three days ago I had no option but to head back to my favourite tannin waters. The weather was fine, no wind to worry about plus I had an earlier start to the day than I normally do, I was in the water by 8:20 am. At this time of the year the sun rises much later than last month and lower in the sky in the morning to what it was last month. Not that it mattered all that much as the area I'm fishing has a lot of dense foliage on both sides of the stream.

Due to the constraints of delivering a COVID-Safe event, Trout Weekend 2021 will not go ahead.

The Inland Fisheries Service has reluctantly taken this measure, as this is an important event for the Inland Fisheries Service, anglers and the Central Highlands community.

Trout Weekend is planned to return on the 21 and 22 May in 2022.

For any queries, contact Steve Paterson on 0438 338 530 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Source: Trout Weekend 2021 cancelled

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  Long Table invite  

fisheries 2018


womens day

 Women's fishing clinic  

Women in fishing events

To mark International Women's Day, free fishing clinics for women and girls are being held in Hobart and St Helens.

If you'd like to try fishing, or to brush up your skills, come along to one of the clinics where you'll get tips from experienced volunteers and female mentors. We'll have gear available or bring your own rod. Learn how to rig it, cast your line and handle a fish when you catch one.

There are giveaways at both events including rods and fishing caps. Please pre-register by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can register at the event, but numbers may be limited.

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 rubbish collection  
 Some of the rubbish
collected as part of
Clean up Australia Day
from Lake Sorell


The Inland Fisheries Service participated in Business Clean Up Australia Day yesterday. We focussed on Angler Access sites along the River Derwent. The section from the Bridgewater Bridge to Gretna.

We also cleaned up the Dago Point campground and Mountain Creek shore campsites at Lake Sorell.

Anglers appear to be keeping the fishing locations relatively clean. The road side verges, where cars can pull over, provide focal points for people to drop off garbage.

We collected numerous tyres along with household rubbish. Staff enjoyed the pleasant weather and the opportunity to try and make a difference to the litter problem.

Source: IFS staff clean up fishing sites

 cramps bay pontoon  
Cramps Bay Pontoon  

Marine And Safety Tasmania (MAST), in conjunction with Hydro Tasmania, have completed installation of a cable pontoon at Cramps Bay, yingina / Great Lake. Located at the north eastern end of the lake the pontoon provides added convenience for day trips from the Launceston area and for local shack owners. The installation was the result of a successful funding application submitted to MAST by Cramps Bay boaters. The pontoon compliments existing facilities at Swan Bay and Brandum Bay. The Inland Fisheries Service congratulates MAST and Hydro Tasmania on completion of another significant project. A great example of your boating registration fees at work.

 Source: Pontoon installed at Cramps Bay (

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