The 39th Fips–Mouche World Fly Fishing Championships will be held from 30th November-8th December 2019.
Tasmania has vast reserves of World Heritage protected wilderness which include forests, moorlands and alpine landscapes. Some of the oldest trees on the planet survive in Tasmania. They sit in contrast with the lowland farming areas reminiscent of classical English country side. Many historic buildings and bridges from our early settlement era remain intact and in use today.
In amongst this diverse landscape a wild trout population (both rainbows and browns) dominate the freshwater fishing scene in Tasmania. Two important web sites to help you explore more of Tasmania’s trout are www.ifs.tas.gov.au and www.anglersalliance.org.au. Please take a look at some of our lakes via the live web cam network viewable only in Australian daylight hours (www.anglersalliance.org.au)
Competitors will be guaranteed totally private angling access to the competition waters with no interruption from outside influences. They will be fishing in a pristine environment for trout that are a product of breeding and surviving in their own natural environment. The only visitors you may see whilst fishing will be the unique variety of wildlife that inhabits Tasmania (Kangaroos, Wallabies, Wombats Echidnas and Platypus to name just a few).
With the concurrence of FIPS-Mouche the competition will be held over five days, one session per day. This will enable sessions to be staged at the optimal fishing time for each day) e.g. to coincide with anticipated Mayfly hatches) leaving our visitors more time to enjoy Tasmania.
There will be no official practise, the whole of Tasmania’s inland lakes and rivers except those lakes and rivers in use for the competition will be available for practise at no extra charge for as long as you wish to fish.
The angling community of Australia is looking forward to the event and is willing to assist teams in their preparation and practise. We want the championship to be conducted in the friendliest atmosphere possible. Come early and enjoy the rugged beauty of Tasmania, its Natural fishery and Australia’s laid back way of life.