Fishing Clinics and Events
Calendar of Events
All Fishcare events are run in accordance with COVID safety guidelines.
|21-22 May||Annual Trout Weekend||Liawenee, Central Highlands|
|24-27 August||Agfest Field Days||Quercus Park, Carrick|
Gone Fishing Day
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.
NRE Tas Recreational Fisheries and the Inland Fisheries Service work with fishing clubs around the state to support events held on the day. See the national
Gone Fishing website
for more information.
Fishing Clinic Tamar River
Open to Public Clinics
All ages and levels of expertise are welcome.
If numbers exceed safety levels, fishing on the platform may be limited, but everyone gets a turn!
Parents are responsible for supervising their children.
Community Group Clinics
Not open to the public, organised with Fishcare by prior arrangement. Contact one of our Fishcare Coordinators if your group is interested in organising a clinic.
What to bring
Rods and gear are available to use.
We have PFDs - you may be asked to wear one by Fishcare.
Bring warm clothing, sun protection, food and drink if required.
What will I learn?
- Basic fishing skills including casting, knot tying and rigging.
- Responsible fishing such as measuring, handling and releasing your catch.
- How to have fun in the Tassie outdoors!
Schools and resources
Fishcare is available to run fishing clinics for primary and secondary age children. We have resources including fishing gear for students to use and can distribute fishing guides, rulers, gauges and stickers.
Ask about our fishing simulators - they allow fishers of any age or ability to catch a fish. They are great for indoor events or when the weather isn't favourable for fishing.
Colour-In Fish Pictures
Printable PDF pictures of Tasmanian fish species for kids to download and colour in.