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Gone Fishing Day - take a mate fishing - no angling licence required

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Gone Fishing Day, on Sunday 18 October 2020, is a national event that encourages people to get outdoors, drop a line, enjoy time with family and friends by or on the water, and hopefully catch a fish or two.

An angling licence will not be required to fish in inland waters on the day but all other rules and regulations apply, see the Angling Code. This is a great opportunity to grab a friend and try trout fishing.

Anglers Alliance Tasmania (AAT) and the Inland Fisheries Service are co-ordinating a free state wide Junior Angling Day as part of National Gone Fishing Day. There will be a number of junior angling venues across Tasmania stocked with fish by AAT and run by local angling clubs for juniors 17 years of age and under.

It is well known that getting outdoors is beneficial to both your physical and mental health, and all fishers can agree that there is no such thing as a bad days fishing when you’re surrounded by those close to you and the glorious areas fishing takes you. So why not have a day that recognises and promotes all of these things!

The freshwater Junior Anglers Day, run by local club volunteers, will be part of Gone Fishing Day and the four venues across the state are :

NORTHWEST

Frombergs Dam, Bass Highway, Ulverstone

Young Anglers Development, Ulverstone 10am - 2pm

Contact: Rob Weeding 0439 855 786

Taylors Dam (opposite Anvers), Latrobe  10am - 3pm

Devonport Anglers Club

Contact:  Peter Coventry 0417 149 489

           or  Mark Rockliff    0417 505 887

NORTH

Longford Fishing Club Dam, Elphinstone Road, Cressy 10am – 3pm

Longford Fishing Club

Contact: Nigel Clarke 0438 006 499

SOUTH

New Norfolk Anglers Junior Pond, 10 Acre Lane, Bushy Park  10am – 2pm

New Norfolk Licensed Anglers Association

Contact: Laurie Harrison 0428 626 370

IFS          Chris Wisniewski 0418  566  272 Chris.Wisniewski@ifs.gov.au

AAT        Denis Edwards    0428  84  1166   www.anglersalliance.org.au

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