gfd 2021Sunday 10 October is national Gone Fishing Day.
Grab a friend and try trout fishing.

With junior angling events happening across Tasmania, Gone Fishing Day a great opportunity for those 17 years and under to catch a truly wild, wily trout.

Plus – Gone Fishing Day is an angling licence free day! An angling licence will not be required for anyone wanting to fish inland waters in Tasmania on this day.

Anglers Alliance Tasmania (AAT) and the Inland Fisheries Service, with the co-operation of local angling clubs, are co-ordinating free junior angling events on Sunday 10 October 2021 as part of national Gone Fishing Day. In preparation, AAT have stocked junior angling venues across Tasmania.

Gone Fishing Day is a national event 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.

Getting outdoors is beneficial to both your physical and mental health. All anglers 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!

Venues for junior angling events

The freshwater Junior Anglers Events, run by local club volunteers as part of Gone Fishing Day are:


Frombergs Dam, Ulverstone10am - 3pm

Young Anglers Development,

Bass Highway, Ulverstone

Contact: Rob Weeding 0439 855 786

Taylors Dam, Latrobe 10am - 3pm

Devonport Anglers Club

(OPPOSITE House of Anvers at 9025 Bass Highway, Latrobe)

Contact: Peter Coventry 0417 149 489 or Mark Rockliff 0417 505 887


Longford Fishing Club Dam, Cressy 10am – 3pm

Longford Fishing Club

Elphinstone Road,

Contact: Nigel Clarke 0438 006 499


New Norfolk Anglers Junior Pond, Bushy Park, 11am – 2pm

New Norfolk Licensed Anglers Association

10 Acre Lane, Bushy Park

Contact: Laurie Harrison 0428 626 370

Anglers Alliance Tasmania

For more information on the free junior angling events, please contact

Anglers Alliance Tasmania Executive Officer, Denis Edwards 0428 841 166.

Or visit the Anglers Alliance Tasmania website at

Fishcare Public Fishing Clinics

Fishcare, with DPIPWE Wild Fisheries Branch are hosting free fishing clinics in Port Sorell and Wynyard as a part of Gone Fishing Day celebrations. Head to the Fishcare Calendar of events for more information.

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