Fishing in the Central Highlands

Trout Guides & Lodges Tasmania

tgaltlogoTrout Guides and Lodges Tasmania Inc. has a membership of the finest and most respected trout fishing guides and lodges in Tasmania.

All its members are committed to providing the best knowledge and service possible, and are dedicated to Tasmania’s exceptional, wild trout fishery.


Anglers Alliance Tasmania

anglers_allianceThe core aims of the Alliance are reflected in its goal: “Through the representation of all anglers, ensure the realisation and maintenance of the full potential of the fishery.”

It works closely with the Inland Fisheries Service and plays a significant role in providing them with angler views and suggestions and acts as a catalyst between fisheries management and all State and local Governments.

The Alliance operates on behalf of all anglers, without fear or favour of any group or entity and views all decisions on the basis of “Tasmania and Tasmanians first.


Inland Fisheries Service

Its mission is to manage Tasmania’s inland fishery for the benefit of all anglers, the Tasmanian community and future generations.


Recent Fishing News


Trout Photo Competition

Trout Guides & Lodges Tasmania Inc (TGALT) has been at the forefront of promoting Tasmania’s renown trout fishery since its inception, and is Tourism Tasmania’s key partner in this activity. TGALT are celebrating 150 years of trout fishing in Tasmania by holding a Tasmanian Trout Photo Competition. Prizes valued at a total of $10,000 are […]

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Meadowbank Lake Refilled

Meadowbank Lake, between Hamilton and Ouse, is once again open to angling. One of two lake fisheries open all year round in the south of the state, it has been off line for two months as a fishery while it was drained for works carried out by Hydro Tasmania. The current (7/6/2013) level is 0.6 […]

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Highlands Lakes Are Preferred Choice

Inland Fisheries Service and Tourism Tasmania are looking to boost the number of licensed anglers who choose to visit Central Plateau lakes several times of the year. (Inland Fisheries Service Anglers Access project manager Neil Morrow, displays brochures highlighting the glories of the Highlands lakes.) Of the 24,000 total registered anglers in Tasmania, 23,000 are […]

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Japanese Do Their Homework

Japanese anglers are a prime target market for trout guide Christopher Bassano who earlier this year flew there to promote the Highlands fisheries. Christopher, a winner of international fly fishing competitions, who is in his 20th year of trout guiding, has been to Japan demonstrating fly tying, fishing and singing the praises of the unique […]

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