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Gone Fishing Day - Licence Free

Published on Oct. 10, 2018
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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