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Revised Regulations, New Code and Updated Brochures for 2010-11



With the opening of the new season on Saturday 6 August, anglers are advised to check the new seasonís Fishing Code and updated access brochures for any changes to the regulations before going fishing. These changes resulted from a recent review of the Inland Fisheries Regulations which was aimed at cleaning up the rules governing the recreational fishery and introducing desirable regulations that will benefit anglers.

 
With the opening of the new season on Saturday 6 August, anglers are advised to check the new seasonís Fishing Code and updated access brochures for any changes to the regulations before going fishing. These changes resulted from a recent review of the Inland Fisheries Regulations which was aimed at cleaning up the rules governing the recreational fishery and introducing desirable regulations that will benefit anglers.

In general, the changes remove many redundant and often confusing regulations that existed unnecessarily for a long time. Many were merely administrative including the omission of duplicated regulations, the fixing up of nomenclature and references, and the tightening up of specific areas that wonít effectively change the implementation of the regulations. There were a number of other changes, however which may directly affect anglers and were aimed at providing greater flexibility and protection for the fishery. 


Image: Huntsman Lake - now open all year from one hour before sunrise to one hour after sunset*

Below is a list of the key regulation changes that are of particular interest to anglers. This information is also provided in detail in the 2011-12 Fishing Code, which is provided free with the purchase of an angling licence. They are also reflected in the relevant access brochures for the various fishing waters which have been updated and are available at tackle stores or by following the link to Access Brochures on this website.

1.       Lake Huntsman will open all year round with angling times remaining at 1 hour before sunrise to 1 hour after sunset*. Lake Gordon, meanwhile, will revert back to being a brown trout season water, and will open and close in line with the brown trout season.

2.       Brushy Lagoon and Craigbourne Dam have new restrictions on angling hours, with angling times now limited to 1 hour before sunrise to 1 hour after sunset.

3.       All canals and associated waters at Bronte Lagoon, Bradys Lake and River Derwent at Lake St Clair will now open and close in line with the brown trout season. These waters are:

a)       the canal conveying water from Bronte Lagoon to Bradys Lake, including the area known as the white water

b)       the canal conveying water from Dee Lagoon to Bradys Lake, between the mouth of the tunnel and Bradys Lake

c)       the canal conveying water from Pine Tier Dam to Bronte Lagoon, between the Marlborough Highway and Bronte Lagoon

d)       the River Derwent between the road bridge on the Lyell Highway at Derwent Bridge and the radial gates at St Clair Lagoon.

4.       A range of waters that were once closed to fishing at all times will now open and close in line with the brown trout season. These waters are:

e)       Waters of the Falls River between Russel Falls and the Tyenna River

f)        Waters flowing into Lake Gordon (except McPartlan Canal that still remains closed at all times)

g)       Waters flowing into Lake Pedder

h)       St Marys Rivulet between the white post 180 m up and down stream of the main road bridge at St Marys

i)         Waters within the Warrawee Forest Reserve

j)         Waters within a radius of 50 m where Agnews Creek and the canal flowing from Lake Sorell flow into Lake Crescent.

5.       The 50 metre no fishing zone around inflowing waters that was applicable to many areas will now apply only to Arthurs Lake, Dee Lagoon, Great Lake, Lake Leake and Lake Sorell.

6.       The Mersey River above Lake Rowallan will now open and close in line with the rainbow trout season.

7.       The boundary for the rainbow trout season on the River Leven is now situated at the Loongana Road Bridge and will effectively make all waters above this point rainbow trout water.

8.       All special regulations relating to Coffee Creek (ie disabled and junior angling only) and Middle Myrtle Pond have been removed, as both of these waters are no longer recognised or effectively managed as viable trout fisheries.

9.       The provision for using a bush pole and for a juvenile angler using a handline in a coastal lagoon has been removed from the regulations. Anglers can collect bait in estuarine areas using a bait net, as prescribed in the regulations.

10.    The regulation for taking only two fish over 600 mm from the Pet and Guide dams has been removed.

11.    There are new size and bag limits for Blackmans Lagoon, lakes Little Waterhouse, Big Waterhouse and Botsford. The minimum size limit for Blackmans Lagoon, Big Waterhouse and Little Waterhouse lakes has been increased to 300 mm and the bag limit has been lowered to five fish. Blackmans Lagoon also has a maximum size limit put in place with only two fish over 600 mm permitted. Lake Botsford has a new daily bag limit of one fish and a new minimum size limit of 500 mm.

12.    Anglers may now continue to fish at a water once their daily bag limit has been reached, provided all fish over the bag limit are returned to that water.

13.    At Brumbys Creek weirs 1 and 3 the regulations now allow for the use of electric outboard motors or oars only when taking fish.

14.    The boundary for the taking of bream (indigenous fish) on the River Derwent has been moved downstream to the Bridgewater Bridge.


*Note: The boom gate operating times for Huntsman Lake at the start of the season are from 7 am open to 5 pm close



Source: Tas IFS


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