There are many opportunities for anglers to be involved in the management of the fishery. These range from being an active member of the angling community to helping the Service manage the fishery.
Every angler has a responsibility to care for the fishery, to be aware of their own impact, and to help protect Tasmanian inland waters from invasion by pests and diseases. Reporting illegal fishing activities immediately to the Service or other authorities, can be vital.
Tasmania has a rich angling heritage and a strong angling community has grown alongside it. There is an extensive network of angling clubs and associations located in major cities and towns across the State, ranging from local angling clubs to larger associations such as Tasmanian Fly Fishers, as well as a peak freshwater angling body, .
How to Help
There are several ways to help the Service in its management of Tasmania's inland fisheries and to protect the fishery for future generations.
A key way is to fish responsibly and to follow the rules and regulations that apply to individual waters. You can check the regulations in the annual fishing code or by searching the Service’s Inland Waters Database.
You can assist the Service by reporting suspicious activities and illegal fishing, tagged fish, unusual algae and pest fish sightings. The Service also values your feedback on management strategies and input to planning, and welcomes information on fishery performance.
If you are an experienced fisher, you can help the Service to build the value of the fishery by sharing your passion and knowledge with others, particularly young anglers, and encouraging them to take up the sport of trout fishing.