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Title: Woods Lake road maintenance continues
Post by: TAS Fisheries, Editor on December 31, 2011, 09:31:53 AM

Newly graded and levelled section of Woods Lake road

Maintenance work commenced on Woods Lake Road last week as part of an ongoing commitment by the Inland Fisheries Service. The road was upgraded before the opening of the angling season last year and was in need of further maintenance this season. The worst section between Arthurs Lake and Paradise Plains has now been graded and levelled, and more work will be undertaken on additional sections of the road in November in conjunction with improvements to the Woods Lake boat ramp.

The access road to Woods Lake is an important investment in the Stateís fishery. Prior to 2005-06 when the high clearance 4WD track from Arthurs Lake to Woods Lake was significantly upgraded, Woods Lake was under-used by anglers. It had never appeared in the top 15 most popular waters until 2006-07 when it debuted in position four with 2,853 anglers. Itís now well established as the third most popular premium wild trout lake fishery in the State with close to 6,000 anglers fishing there annually.

Source: Woods Lake road maintenance continues (http://www.ifs.tas.gov.au/ifs/newsitems/newsflash/woods-lake-road-maintenance-continues)