Gone Fishing Day

Gone Fishing Day 2019 is Sunday 20th 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.  See the national Gone Fishing website for background information about the day.

Sea Fishing Activities

Fishcare Tasmania will be running Fishing Clinics on Sunday 20th October with rods available to fish in the following areas:

  • Hobart Regatta Ground: 10.00 am - 2.00 pm (access via Cenotaph turn-off on Tasman Highway)
  • Wynyard Fishing Platform: 2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
  • Port Sorell Wharf: 2.00 pm - 4:00 pm

Your chance to win a fishing rod (one at each of the events above).  Ten fishing caps will also be given away at each event.

Fishcare will have fishing gear 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.  If weather is inclement on Sunday, please see our Facebook page for updates.

Inland Fisheries Activities

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

The following inland fisheries angling events organised and run by angling clubs will be held on Sunday 20th October at the these venues:

North West

Young Angler Development, Ulverstone
Frombergs Dam, Bass Highway, Ulverstone 10am - 2pm
Craig Viney - Phone: 0419 370 121   Email: craig.viney@sonoco.com
Rob Weeding - Phone: 0439 855 786

North West Fishing Association
Hiscutt Park, Penguin 10am - 3pm
Phillip Charlesworth - Phone 0400 512 832
Devonport Anglers Club
Taylors Dam (opposite Anvers), Latrobe 10am - 3pm
Contact: ​
Peter Coventry - Phone: 0417 149 489    Email: pcoventry2@bigpond.com


Longford Fishing Club
Longford Fishing Club Dam, Elphinstone Road, Cressy  10am - 3pm
Morgan Leath - Phone: 0487 766 334   Email: morgan@tsdressing.com
Nigel Clarke - Email: jaynenigel26@yahoo.com.au


New Norfolk Licensed Anglers Association
New Norfolk Anglers Junior Pond, 10 Acre Lane, Bushy Park  11am – 2pm
Laurie Harrison - 0428 626 370   Email: justin@wigstonlures.com.au     
Adam Rice - Email: valleyfishers@gmail.com 

Inland Fisheries Contact

For more information from the Inland Fisheries Service, contact Chris Wisniewski on Phone: 0418 566 272 or email: Chris.Wisniewski@ifs.tas.gov.au

For information from Anglers Alliance Tasmania, contact Denis Edwards - Phone 0428 841 166 or email: anglersalliance@gmail.com


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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