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Jun 19, 2017

How is Arthurs Lake shaping up?

Since the depth of the last drought in 2008/09, the Arthurs Lake fishery compared to previous seasons has been disappointing. Catch rates have been down and the size of fish has been small. This ...

Jun 08, 2017

Whitebait poachers get big fines

On Wednesday 7 June 2017 two Circular Head men were sentenced in the Smithton Magistrates Court. They were sentenced on 43 counts relating to the taking of whitebait and offences against officers. ...

Jun 06, 2017

A new landing stage for the boat ramp on Meadowbank Lake

Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST), with Hydro Tasmania, have replaced the landing stage at the Dunrobin Bridge boat ramp on Meadowbank Lake. The new landing stage has been widened to 1.80 metres ...

Jun 02, 2017

Tooms Lake receives some brown trout

With the release of 1 200 adult brown trout, Tooms Lake is now primed and ready for the 2017-18 inland fishing season. Yesterday, we released 1 200 brown trout between 600-900 grams into Tooms ...

Jun 02, 2017

Meadowbank Lake boat ramp reopen

MAST has advised that Meadowbank Lake has returned to normal operating level and the boat ramp is now open for use. Meadowbank Lake is open to angling all year round. ...