Gone Fishing Day

Gone Fishing Day 2017 is Sunday 15th October.

Gone Fishing Day is a national fishing day celebrated each October around the country. It's a great opportunity to take family, mates or just yourself fishing in the great Tassie outdoors.

DPIPWE Recreational Fisheries and the Inland Fisheries Service will be working with fishing clubs around the state to support events held on the day.  You can register your name at the national Gone Fishing website and be eligible to win prizes.

Fishcare volunteers at St Helens

Fishcare volunteers at a learn to fish clinic in St Helens

Sea Fishing Activities

Fishcare Tasmania will be running Community Liaison Patrols on Sunday 15th October with rods available to fish in the following areas:

  • McGees Bridge: 10.00 am -12.00 pm
  • Inspection Head Wharf, Beauty Point: 9:00 am - 1.00 pm
  • St Helens Wharf: 10.00am - 12.00 pm
  • Wynyard fishing platform: 3.00 - 5.00 pm
  • Port Sorell fishing pontoon: 9.00 am - 11.00 am

Fishcare will have fishing gear available as well as expertise in setting up your gear.  If you do catch a fish we can help you measure and identify it.  We'll also have fishing guides and rulers for you to use.  Our knowledgeable volunteers can answer all your fishy questions!

Inland Fisheries Activities

Licence Free Day - Inland Fisheries Service. All other regulations apply.

Anglers Alliance Tasmania are hosting five junior angling events between 10am to 3pm on Sunday 15th October at the following venues:

  • Hiscutt Park, Penguin
  • Frombergs Dam, Ulverstone
  • Taylors Dam, Latrobe
  • Wallabadah, Longford
  • Bushy Park Estate, Bushy Park

Contact the Inland Fisheries Service for more details.


Fishcare Tasmania
1 Franklin Wharf
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3039, 1300 368 550
Email: fishcare@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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