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River closures for the World Fly Fishing Championship 2019

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The Meander and Mersey rivers are now closed for the WFFC19

A reminder that the World Fly Fishing Championship is starting soon in Tasmania.

Teams from 23 countries will compete at the three lake and two river venues.

The Government is supporting the event, to ensure it is one to remember. This support includes proposed temporary regulation changes for the competition waters that aim to keep any disruption to a minimum. 

The following regulation changes have been put in place to support the event:

  • The competition sections of the river venues closed to recreational fishing, from midnight on Sunday 24 November to midnight on Friday 6 December 2019 inclusive.

    • The Mersey River downstream of the Olivers Road (on the C 138) bridge to Hoggs Bridge (on the C 153).

    • The Meander River downstream from the Huntsman Lake dam to Barretts Bridge, Long Ridge Road (on the C 166).

  • The lake venues of Little Pine Lagoon, Penstock Lagoon and Woods Lake, will be closed to recreational fishing for the duration of the event from midnight on Sunday 1 December to midnight on Friday 6 December 2019 inclusive.

This decision was made as the river venues are small and accessible and wild fish take some time to resume normal behaviour after disturbance from angling effort. Fishing is allowed in the large section of the rivers that will not be used for the competition.

These temporary regulation changes are designed to balance support for the Championship and the potential disruption to recreational anglers.

For more information about the temporary regulations please phone us on 1300 INFISH (463474).

If you would like more information about the event head to the World Fly Fishing Championship 2019 website and contact a member of the organising committee.

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