Fly fishing contest for Tassie
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.