Opening of the Bradys Lake system for angling from 1 June 2024

Eric Abetz, Minister for Business, Industry and Resources

The Tasmanian Liberal Government has a 2030 Strong Plan for Tasmania’s Future, supporting our inland freshwater recreational fishery and is ensuring that our anglers continue to have enjoyable fishing experiences.

Yesterday the Inland Fisheries Service (IFS) announced that the Bradys Lake system (including Bradys Lake, Lake Binney and Tungatinah Lagoon) would be opened for recreational angling from 1 June 2024, under a permit issued by the Director of Inland Fisheries.

These waters are traditionally closed to recreational angling at this time of year in line with the annual brown trout season closure which runs from April to August.

Opening of these waters for two months, ahead of the official opening of the brown trout season on Saturday 3 August 2024, will provide additional angling opportunities for licence holders over winter, and is being undertaken on a trial basis for 2024.

Anglers can assist the IFS throughout this trial period by logging their fishing activity using the Angler Diary feature within the InFish App 2.0. The inflowing water at Bradys Lake, known as the “whitewater”, will remain closed to angling during this period to protect any spawning brown trout.

“I am pleased that the IFS has undertaken this trial opening of the Bradys lake system and note that the increased angling opportunities and associated visitations to the Central Highlands across the winter months will also benefit the local economy,” Minister Abetz said.

Anglers who hold a 2023-24 angling licence will be able to fish the Bradys Lake system from 1 June 2024, through until 31 July 2024. From 1 August 2024, anglers will require a 2024-25 angling licence.

Angling licence renewals, or new licence purchases, for the 2024-25 season, will be available from 1 July 2024 at IFS Online:

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