Gone Fishing Day - Licence Free
This Sunday is Gone Fishing Day. This is a great opportunity to grab a friend and try trout fishing.
The Inland Fisheries Service is working with Anglers Alliance Tasmania and Sea Fisheries on Gone Fishing Day to bring you a day of all things fishing.
You will not need an angling licence to fish in inland waters (all other angling regulations apply). Get a copy of the Tasmanian Inland Fishing Code for a summary of rules and regulations.
Gone Fishing Day is all about getting outdoors. Drop a line, enjoy time with family and friends on or by the water, and (hopefully) catch a fish or two.
Getting outdoors is great for your physical and mental health. All fishers can agree that there is no such thing as a bad days fishing when those close to you and the glorious places fishing takes you surround you. So why not have a day that recognises and promotes all of these things!
There will be a number of junior angling event happening on Gone Fishing Day. Angling clubs all over the state will be giving kids a great chance to catch a fish in inland waters and Sea Fisheries will be coordinating events around the coast.
We will see you out for Gone Fishing Day, this Sunday 14 October 2018.
Find a Junior Angling event near you:
Young Anglers Development, Ulverstone
WHERE: Frombergs Dam, Bass Highway, Ulverstone
TIME: 10am - 2pm
CONTACT: Craig Viney on 0419 370 121 or email email@example.com
Rob Weeding on 0439 855 786
Devonport Anglers Club
WHERE: Taylors Dam (opposite Anvers), Latrobe
TIME: 10am – 3pm
CONTACT: Peter Coventry on 0417 149 489 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Longford Fishing Club Dam, Elphinstone Road, Cressy
WHERE: Longford Fishing Club
TIME: 10am – 3pm
CONTACT: Morgan Leath on 0487 766 334 or email email@example.com
Nigel Clarke email firstname.lastname@example.org
New Norfolk Licensed Anglers Association
WHERE: New Norfolk Anglers Junior Pond, 10 Acre Lane, Bushy Park
TIME: 11am – 2pm
CONTACT: Laurie Harrison on 0428 626 370 or email Trout.email@example.com
Adam Rice email firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Lake Tie-In – Supported by the Tasmanian Fly Tyers Club
WHERE: Miena Lodge Dam, Miena
CONTACT: Graham Blight on 0412 144 072 or email email@example.com
Other Gone Fishing Day contacts
Inland Fisheries Service
Chris Wisniewski, phone 0418 566 272 or email Chris.Wisniewski@ifs.gov.au
Sea Fisheries Events:
Fishcare will have fishing information and rods available in the following areas:
- McGees Bridge, Midway Point: 10.00am - 11.00am
- Dunalley Wharf, near the bridge: 11.30am - 12.30pm
- Pirates Bay Jetty, Eaglehawk Neck: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
- Inspection Head Wharf, Beauty Point: Fishing Clinic 10.00am - 2.00pm
- Wynyard Fishing Platform: 1.00pm - 3.00pm
- Port Sorell Wharf, Try Fishing Clinic: 1.00pm - 3.00pm
Rob Green phone 0417 355 652 email Robert.firstname.lastname@example.org