World Fly Fishing Championships 2019
November 30 - December 8
Tasmania will host the 39th FIPS-Mouche World fly Fishing Championship from 30th November to 8th December 2019.
Tasmania has vast reserves of World Heritage protected wilderness which include forests, moorlands and alpine landscapes. Some of the oldest trees on the planet survive in Tasmania. They sit in contrast with the lowland farming areas reminiscent of classical English country side . Many historic buildings and bridges from the early European settlement era remain intact and in use today.
In this diverse landscape a wild trout population (both rainbows and browns) thrives. Two important web sites are available to help you explore Tasmania?s trout fishery, namely www.ifs.tas.gov.au and www.anglersalliance.org.au. Please take a look at some of our lakes via the live web cam network viewable only in Australian daylight hours (www.anglersalliance.org.au) There is also an Application which can be downloaded onto your mobile phone. The App is called Infish. This App gives detailed information regarding over 150 Tasmanian waters including how to get there, fishing regulations, warnings, fishing news and fishing methods.
Competitors will be fishing in a pristine environment for wild trout i.e. trout that have never seen a hatchery). Whilst fishing anglers are likely to see a variety of unique wildlife (Wallabies, Wombats Echidnas and Platypus to name just a few). With the concurrence of FIPS- Mouche the competition will be held over five days, one session per day. This will enable sessions to be staged at the optimal fishing time for each day e.g. to coincide with anticipated Mayfly hatches.
There will be no official practice sessions. All of Tasmania?s inland lakes and rivers except those lakes and rivers in use for the competition will be available for practice at no cost in addition to the annual fishing licence.
There will be one (1) Annual license fee charge of $75 AUD (approximately 50 Euro) which covers all lakes and rivers in Tasmania.
The angling community of Australia is looking forward to the event and is willing to assist teams in their preparation and practice. The championship will be conducted in the friendliest atmosphere possible. Come early and enjoy the rugged beauty of Tasmania, its wild brown trout fishery and Australia?s relaxed way of life.