Fly fish­ing con­test for Tassie

The Gazette (Derwent Valley) - - NEWS -

ONE of the big­gest fish­ing events in Tas­ma­nian his­tory will be cast on the state’s lakes next year, af­ter Tas­ma­nia was an­nounced host of the 39th an­nual Fips-Mouche World Fly Fish­ing Cham­pi­onships.

The five-day fly fish­ing event com­bines 27 five-per­son teams from around the world.

Or­gan­iser Glenn Eg­gle­ton said Tas­ma­nia would present a world-class en­vi­ron­ment for the cham­pi­onships.

“Tas­ma­nia en­joys some of the best trout fish­ing in the world and our first-class fish­ing lo­ca­tions will be show­cased as part of this event,” he said.

The Tas­ma­nian Govern­ment is con­tribut­ing $100,000 to sup­port the cham­pi­onships.

Hy­dro Tas­ma­nia, one of the tour­na­ment’s ma­jor part­ners, will pro­vide $50,000.

“As well as sup­port­ing the Cham­pi­onships fi­nan­cially, we’re pro­vid­ing some of the lakes we man­age as com­pe­ti­tion venues, and in­vest­ing to pro­vide safe road ac­cess,” Hy­dro Tas­ma­nia CEO Steve Davy said.

“Tas­ma­nia has some of the best fly fish­ing waters in Aus­tralia, and we’re ex­pect­ing hun­dreds of in­ter­na­tional and in­ter­state visi­tors.”

The cham­pi­onships will be held from Novem­ber 30 to De­cem­ber 8, 2019.

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