THIS Sunday, October 8, is national Gone Fishing Day and in Tasmania the Inland Fisheries Service is encouraging people to grab a friend and go trout fishing. Gone Fishing Day is a licence-free day, meaning an an angling licence will not be required for anyone wanting to fish inland waters in Tasmania on this day.
Gone Fishing Day is a national event created to encourage people to get outdoors, drop a line, enjoy time with family and friend by or on the water, and hopefully catch a fish or two. Getting outdoors is beneficial to both physical and mental health. All anglers agree there is no such thing as a bad days fishing when you are out with family and friends in the outdoors.
With junior angling events happening across Tasmania, Gone Fishing Day is also a great opportunity for those 17 years of age and under to catch a trout. The Anglers Alliance Tasmania and the Inland Fisheries Service, with support of local angling clubs, will hold free junior angling events as part of national Gone Fishing Day.
The local junior angling event run by volunteers of the New Norfolk Licensed Anglers Association, will be held at the junior pond at Bushy Park between 10am and 2pm. The venue is at 10-Acre Lane, Bushy Park. Contact Laurie Harrison on 0428 626 370 for more information.
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