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Gone Fishing Day - Licence Free

gone fishing day 2017 at Frombergs Dam Ulverstone
Family fun at at Frombergs Dam, Ulverstone 2017

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

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


Longford Fishing Club Dam, Elphinstone Road, Cressy

WHERE:           Longford Fishing Club

TIME:               10am – 3pm

CONTACT:       Morgan Leath on 0487 766 334 or email

Nigel Clarke email


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

Adam Rice email


Great Lake Tie-In – Supported by the Tasmanian Fly Tyers Club

WHERE:           Miena Lodge Dam, Miena

TIME:               9am-2pm

CONTACT:       Graham Blight on 0412 144 072 or email

Other Gone Fishing Day contacts

Inland Fisheries Service

Chris Wisniewski, phone 0418 566 272 or email

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

Sea Fisheries

Rob Green phone 0417 355 652 email


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