National Gone Fishing Day 2019


Anglers Alliance Tasmania is co-ordinating a free state wide Junior Angling Day on Sunday  20 October 2019 as part of National Gone Fishing Day.

An angling licence will not be required to fish in inland waters in Tasmania -- a great opportunity to grab a friend and try trout fishing. There will also be a number of junior angling venues across Tasmania stocked by AAT and run by local angling clubs for juniors 17 years of age and under -- this will give the kids a great chance to catch a wily trout.

Gone Fishing Day is a national event 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!

The freshwater Junior Anglers Day run by local clubs will be part of Gone Fishing Day and the five venues across the state are:


Frombergs Dam, Bass Highway, Ulverstone

Young Anglers Development, Ulverstone  10am – 2pm

Contact: Rob Weeding 0439 855 786

Taylors Dam (opposite Anvers), Latrobe  10am - 3pm

Devonport Anglers Club

Contact:  Peter Coventry 0417 149 489


Hiscutt Park, Penguin

North West Fishing Association

Contact: Phillip Charlesworth 0400 512 832



Longford Fishing Club Dam, Elphinstone Road, Cressy 10am – 3pm

Longford Fishing Club

Contact: Nigel Clarke 0438 006 499



New Norfolk Anglers Junior Pond, 10 Acre Lane, Bushy Park  10am – 2pm

New Norfolk Licensed Anglers Association

Contact: Laurie Harrison 0428 626 370


IFS          Chris Wisniewski 0418 566 272

AAT        Denis Edwards  0428 84 1166

Samuel Shelley