Temporary changes to support World Fly Fishing Championship 2019
The World Fly Fishing Championship 2019 is coming to Tasmania this year between 30 November and 7 December.
Teams from up to 30 countries will compete bringing an estimated 800 anglers and support crew. Competitors will fish in three lakes and two rivers.
The Government is supporting the event, to ensure it is one to remember. This support includes temporary regulation changes for the competition waters that aim to keep any disruption to a minimum.
We are progressing the following temporary legislative changes:
The lake venues of Little Pine Lagoon, Penstock Lagoon and Woods Lake, will be closed to recreational fishing for the duration of the event from midnight on Sunday I December to midnight on Friday 6 December 2019 inclusive.
The competition sections of the river venues will be closed to recreational fishing, from midnight on Sunday 24 November to midnight on Friday 6 December 2019 inclusive.
- The Mersey River downstream of the Olivers Road (on the C 138) bridge to Hoggs Bridge ( on the C 153).
- The Meander River downstream from the Huntsman Lake dam to Barretts Bridge, Long Ridge Road (on the C 166).
You can read more information about the temporary regulations on this website or phone us on 1300 INFISH (463474).
If you are interested in supporting the event yourself, head to the World Fly Fishing Championship 2019 website and contact a member of the organising committee.