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Anglers Access Program

The Angler Access Program improves access for anglers to Tasmania’s fisheries. This involves working with landowners and creating formal access agreements.

Rivers often flow through multiple properties. These may be a combination of public and private land. Private land title generally extends to the edge of the river, and occasionally to the middle.

An angling licence does not give permission to cross private property to fish,

The IFS and Anglers Alliance Tasmania work with landowners to develop access.

Access points are clearly marked with signs on major fisheries around the State.

Anglers play an important role in maintaining good relations with landowners.

  • Please understand that access is a privilege not a right.
  • When in doubt, ask for permission before accessing the water.
  • Please observe the access rules and warnings on signs.

Many lakes in Tasmania exist on Hydro Tasmania or reserve land (Crown, National Parks etc.). Public access is generally permitted across the land to the lakes and around the lakeshores. Hydro Tasmania does control access to areas where there is infrastructure or safety issues. Appropriate warnings generally sign these areas.

The IFS and Anglers Alliance Tasmania work with landowners to develop access. Participation in the Anglers Access Program is voluntary. To find out more download the Information for landowners brochure.

Anglers Access Program brochures

We have developed brochures and fact sheets with access information for popular lakes and rivers. Each includes a map showing access points and important information for local and visiting anglers including angler’s code of conduct, regulation, safety, environmental issues and fishery management objectives.

Click on a water to download a copy of the Anglers Access Program brochure.

Private/farm Dams for Public Fishing - North West Region

All dams are stocked with brown trout by the Inland Fisheries Service.
Property owner name and address Contact details Coordinates (GDA94) Latitude/Longitude Notes
Max and Nathan Skirving
91 Skirvings Road
Sassafras 7307
3 Dams with access off Greens Creek Road.
Max 0408642677
Nathan 0418518942
  1. 462102E 5428584N
  2. 462130E 5428871N
  3. 462161E 5429109N
  1. 41°17’36.3”S, 146°32’50.4”E
  2. 41°17’26.4”S, 146°32’51.7”E
  3. 41°17’18.8”S, 146°32’53.0”E
Stile over fence at Greens Creek Road with access sign next to gate. Prior permission not required.
Ben Radcliff
716 Camena Road West Pine.
0407 375 204
  1. 414338E 5443187N
  2. 414468E 5443227N
  3. 415071E 5443201N
  4. 415408E 5443642N
  1. 41°09’29.2”S, 145°58’44.2”E
  2. 41°09’28.0”S, 145°58’50.1”E
  3. 41°09’29.0”S, 145°59’16.0”E
  4. 41°09’14.9”S, 145°59’30.7”E
Access by prior permission with Ben’s mobile number. Signs at Camena Road and West Pine Road.
Justin Shephard
98 Natone Road Stowport
0408 102 769
  1. 410320E 5447708N
  2. 410268E 5447515N
  1. 41°07’00.5”S, 145°55’54.2”E
  2. 41°07’06.3”S, 145°55’50.0”E
Access by prior permission with Justin’s mobile number. Signs at Natone Road.
Brad Rockliff (occupier)
164 East Sassafras Rd Sassafras.
0467 607 731
  1. 457082E 5431382N
  1. 41°16’04.5”S, 146°29’15.4”E
Access by prior permission with Brad’s mobile number. Sign at East Sassafras Road
David and Jane Field
473 West Ridgley Road West Ridgley
David 0429 950 024
Jane 0498561971
  1. 398272E 5444050N
  2. 398196E 5443872N
  1. 41°08’54.3”S, 145°47’15.9”E
  2. 41°09’00.7”S, 145°47’13.5”E
Access by prior permission with David or Jane’s mobile number. Sign at West Ridgley Road.
Chris McKenna
Contact address:
131 Gawler Road Gawler 7315
Dam address: 129 West Ridge Rd Penguin.
0418 966 801
  1. 420295E 5448119N
  1. 41°06’51.4”S, 146°03’02.4”E
Access by prior written permission. Sign and stepover at Bass Highway, Penguin.