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Angler Access

All anglers have an important role in maintaining good relations between landowners and the angling community. Some general principles apply and will benefit all. Firstly, anglers should understand that access is a privilege not a right, and secondly, when in doubt, ask permission.

All anglers have an important role in maintaining good relations between landowners and the angling community. Some general principles apply and will benefit all. Firstly, anglers should understand that access is a privilege not a right, and secondly, when in doubt, ask permission.

In Tasmania, most private land titles extend to the bank of the river and some titles extend to the middle of the river. This can mean that you may be trespassing, which is a criminal offence, even if you are wading in the river.

Rivers also flow through public land such as Crown Reserves, State Forests, National Parks, Hydro property and Conservation Areas. Whilst public access is usually permitted, different entry conditions may apply depending on the management authority.

The Inland Fisheries Service has been working to develop access to angling waters with a focus on improving foot access to major river fisheries. Much of this has involved negotiating with landowners and establishing formal agreements regarding access for anglers. Access points are now clearly marked with signs at the access locations on seven major river fisheries around the State.

Angler Access Brochures

The Service has developed a brochure series that provides detailed access information for popular lakes and rivers. Each includes a map showing access points and contains important information for local and visiting anglers including anglers code of conduct, regulation, safety, environmental issues and fishery management objectives. Click on an Angler Access Brochure title  to download a copy.

 Title   Date   Size 
File Arthurs Lake Angler Access brochure Oct 15, 2013 2.7 MB
File Bradys Binney Tungatinah Brochure Jul 13, 2014 3.2 MB
File Bronte Lagoon Angler Access Brochure Oct 18, 2011 1.1 MB
File Brumbys Creek Angler Access Brochure Oct 18, 2011 1.0 MB
File Craigbourne Dam Brochure Jul 14, 2014 1.1 MB
File Dee Lagoon Brochure Jul 14, 2014 1.8 MB
File Great Lake Angler Access brochure Jul 08, 2015 2.0 MB
File Huntsman Brushy Four Springs Brochure Jul 14, 2014 1.8 MB
File Huon River Angler Access Brochure Jul 19, 2015 1.9 MB
File Lake Barrington Brochure Jul 14, 2014 3.4 MB