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Inland Fisheries Service News

yingina/Great Lake rainbow trout from Liawenee Canal
Sept. 21, 2018

Rainbows are running

Rainbow trout have been running up Liawenee Canal for the past couple of weeks to spawn. We use our trap on the canal to observe the spawning run. We weigh and measure some fish as part of our long-term monitoring program. We sort the fish and place them into channels. This assists them to spawn...

The Hydro Tasmania/Cressy Community 2018 Tasmanian Trout Expo
Sept. 20, 2018

Hydro Tasmania/Cressy Community 2018 Tasmanian Trout Expo

The Tasmanian Trout Expo is on again this weekend. Come to Brumbys Creek this Saturday and Sunday between 8am and 4pm. The IFS is supporting the Expo making it an angling-licence-exempt weekend for participants. Prizes are offered in various categories and the major draw card is a tagged wild brown trout worth $10 000. The event involves over 50...

The tag that lasted 10 years in the trout
Sept. 12, 2018

Tagged monster brown trout recaptured in the River Derwent

Recently, local New Norfolk angler, Jason Harrison, caught an amazing brown trout in the River Derwent River. The fish not only weighed over 4.5 kg (10 pounds) but also happened to be a tagged fish from a study conducted almost exactly 10 years ago! Jason was fishing on the banks of the River Derwent in...

James Triffett with a Lake Crescent brown trout from the weekend
Sept. 10, 2018

Fish are about despite fickle weather

Fisheries Officers over the weekend patrolled waters across the centre, east and northeast of the State. Saturday delivered fantastic angling conditions. Plenty of sunshine and light winds. The weather was not so good on Sunday, with strong westerlies. Standout waters for the weekend were: Lake Crescent – There were some very impressive catches from Lake...

A Woods Lake brown trout recovering after winter spawning activities
Sept. 7, 2018

Brown trout are rebuilding their condition after winter

Anglers often report catching fish early in the season that are below average condition. Brown trout spawn between May and July. During this period they have eaten little and spent considerable energy moving up through the cold fast water to the spawning grounds. Male brown trout can mature as early as two years of age...