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Jun 26, 2016

Anglers Access - we've started looking at what the floods left behind

IFS has started working our way around the state looking at damage to Anglers Access infrastructure after the floods. The new equipment on the South Esk River largely escaped even though the flood ...

Jun 23, 2016

Anglers - Keep an eye on Lake Dulverton

Last year the Southern Midlands Council and IFS got together to improve the fishery at Lake Dulverton. Since then water has been added to the lake as a part of the Midland Water Scheme with an aim ...

Jun 21, 2016

Craigbourne Monsters

Fifty monster Atlantic salmon were put into Craigbourne Dam today. Averaging 12kg, with some weighing over 15kg, these fish are set to be the catch of a lifetime. They had to be let go into the dam ...

Jun 19, 2016

Talbots Lagoon - boats without motors allowed next season

From the start of the 2016/17 season IFS and Forico have agreed to allow boats without motors on Talbots Lagoon. Talbots is an ideal water for low impact manually driven craft such as canoes, kayaks ...

Jun 15, 2016

Topping up Lake Crescent

On Tuesday (14 June) 500 adult brown trout were moved from the fish trap at Liawenee into Lake Crescent. The fish averaged 1kg and will soon grow bigger because of the lake’s great food ...