Get out and go fishing
The Inland Fisheries Service is coordinating a state-wide angling licence free day on Sunday 9 October 2022 as part of National Gone Fishing Day. Anglers Alliance Tasmania is also organising a range of junior events.
An angling licence will not be required to fish in inland waters in Tasmania -- a great opportunity to grab a friend and try trout fishing. There will also be several junior angling venues across Tasmania stocked by AAT and run by local angling clubs for juniors 17 years of age and under -- this will give the kids a great chance to catch a wily trout.
Gone Fishing Day is a national event that was created to encourage people to get outdoors, drop a line, enjoy time with family and friends by or on the water, and hopefully catch a fish or two.
It is well known that getting outdoors is beneficial to both your physical and mental health, and all fishers can agree that there is no such thing as a bad day’s fishing when you’re surrounded by those close to you and the glorious areas fishing takes you. So why not have a day that recognises and promotes all these things!
The freshwater Junior Anglers Day, run by local club volunteers, is free and will be part of Gone Fishing Day. The four venues across the state are :
Frombergs Dam, Bass Highway, Ulverstone
Young Anglers Development, Ulverstone 10am – 2pm
Contact: Rob Weeding 0439 855 786
Taylors Dam (opposite Anvers), Latrobe 10am - 3pm
Devonport Anglers Club
Contact: Peter Coventry 0417 149 489
Longford Fishing Club Dam, Elphinstone Road, Cressy 10am – 3pm
Longford Fishing Club
Contact: Nigel Clarke 0438 006 499
CANCELLED DUE TO UNFORESEEN CIRCUMSTANCES
New Norfolk Licensed Anglers Association
Contact: Laurie Harrison 0428 626 370
IFS Chris Wisniewski 0418 566 272 Chris.Wisniewski@ifs.gov.au
AAT Tony Wright 0419 116 541 www.anglersalliance.org.au