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Tasmanian Inland Recreational Fishery Management Plan 2018-28

It is our vision to have sustainable, vibrant and healthy inland fisheries that are the envy of Australia and the world.

Tasmania's inland waters offer the chance to catch high numbers of fish, or even the fish of a lifetime. Whether you prefer bait, lure or fly fishing, boating and shore fishing, there is something for everyone. Good trout fishing can be found within two hours’ drive of all Tasmania's major cities.

Tasmania's wild brown trout fishery, established in 1864, is one of the best in the world. The recreational fishery is based on the introduced salmonid species of brown, rainbow and brook trout and Atlantic salmon.

The Tasmanian Inland Recreational Fishery Management Plan 2018-28 guides the management of the recreational fishery.

Consultation and development of the plan

A Draft Plan was released for public comment from 19 October to 18 December 2017. Nineteen submissions were received from individual, club and corporate contributors and they have informed the final Plan.