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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.

We have been working to develop access to angling waters with a focus on improving foot access to major river fisheries. This involves working with landowners and establishing formal access agreements for anglers. Access points are now clearly marked with signs at the access locations on major fisheries around the State.

Anglers should understand that access is a privilege not a right, and 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.

Angler Access Brochures

We have developed a brochure series that details access information for popular lakes and rivers. Each includes a map showing access points and 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 Little Pine Lagoon Anglers Access Brochure Oct 18, 2011 973.2 kB
File Macquarie and Lake rivers Anglers Access Brochure Feb 06, 2014 2.2 MB
File Meadowbank Lake Anglers Access Brochure Jul 14, 2014 1.4 MB
File Meander River Anglers Access Brochure Feb 06, 2014 2.1 MB
File Mersey River Anglers Access brochure Ed3 with closed areas at 31 Oct 2016 Oct 31, 2016 5.3 MB
File Penstock Lagoon Anglers Access Brochure Jun 19, 2013 876.5 kB
File Private Dams for Public Fishing List Aug 02, 2017 17.9 kB
File River Derwent Anglers Access Brochure May 04, 2015 4.3 MB
File River Leven Anglers Access Brochure Oct 18, 2011 1.9 MB
File River Leven Anglers Access Brochure Edn 4 Sep 21, 2016 3.6 MB