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Tasmania's Beautiful Brookies

by Greg French

Brook trout, with their olive backs, lemon spots and, in the case of spawners, bright orange flanks are perhaps the most strikingly beautiful of all salmonoids and, because they are so rare in Australia and New Zealand, most anglers aspire to catch one. While the species does not offer the same challenge as the ever cunning brown trout, it is highly regarded in its native North America and we are privileged to have a couple of wild populations in Tasmania.

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When you have finished for the day, why not have a brag about the ones that didn't get away! Send Mike an article on your fishing (Click here for contact details), and we'll get it published here. Have fun fishing - tasfish.com

gone fishing 2017The Inland Fisheries Service is working with Anglers Alliance Tasmania, Sea Fisheries and Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation on the National Gone Fishing Day which will be held on Sunday 15 October 2017.

An angling licence will not be required to fish in inland waters in Tasmania so is a great opportunity to grab a friend and try trout fishing. There will also be a number of junior angling venues coordinated by through angling clubs that will give kids a great chance to catch a fish. Sea Fisheries will also be coordinating events around the coast.

Gone Fishing Day is an initiative that was created to encourage 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.

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!

This Gone Fishing Day we have support from many big names in the fishing Industry with Schneider, Rapala, Daiwa, Jarvis Walker, Halco and Pure Fishing all sponsoring the day with prizes to be won through our National Register.

To register yourself for Gone Fishing Day, the National Register and be eligible to win some prizes head to https://gonefishingday.org/register/ and sign up today! – don’t forget to like us on Facebook for updates on the day’s events and competitions – Gone Fishing Day.
To find out where your closest registered event is being held head to https://gonefishingday.org/events/list/ this page is constantly being updated, or contact Cassandra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

The freshwater Junior Anglers Day organised by AAT and IFS will be part of Gone Fishing Day and the five venues across the state are listed below :

Northwest
Frombergs Dam, Bass Highway, Ulverstone
Young Anglers Development, Ulverstone
Contact: Lyall Highland 6245 4809 or 0419 537 043
Craig Viney 0419 370 121 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Hiscutt Park, Penguin
Penguin Anglers Club and NWFA
Contact: Charles Thompson 0437 256 408 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Taylors Dam (opposite Anvers), Latrobe
Devonport Anglers Club
Contact: Peter Maloney 0419 871 131 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

North
Longford Fishing Club Dam, Elphinstone Road, Cressy
Longford Fishing Club
Contact: Morgan Leath 0487 766 334 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

South
New Norfolk Anglers Junior Pond, 10 Acre Lane, Bushy Park
New Norfolk Licensed Anglers Association
Contact: Justin Causby 0439 737 144 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

IFS will generously stock these venues, fish not a problem, but for prizes don’t forget to register (adults and kids) at https://gonefishingday.org/register/ and checkout Facebook
#Gone Fishing Day for more activity and prizes on the day.


Good Luck !

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