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:
Young Angler Development, Ulverstone
Frombergs Dam, Bass Highway, Ulverstone 10am - 2pm
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
Longford Fishing Club
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: email@example.com