Hydro Tasmania is proud to sponsor one of the biggest fishing events in Tasmania’s history. While generating clean energy is our main responsibility, we are also passionate about supporting the many people who love using our island’s lakes and waterways – including anglers, kayakers, rowers, water skiers, tourism operators and irrigators. More than 14,000 gigalitres of water flows through Hydro Tasmania’s hydropower stations each year, making us Australia’s largest water manager.
We manage more than 50 lakes and lagoons, including some popular angling waters that will be used in the 2019 Championships. We work hard to protect water quality and the aquatic ecosystem that underpins our recreational fishery, as well as working with Marine and Safety Tasmania (MAST) to improve boating safety and facilities at popular sites. Eight of those 50 lakes – Bronte Lagoon, Laughing Jack Lagoon, Penstock Lagoon, Arthurs Lake, Woods Lake, Little Pine Lagoon, Shannon Lagoon and Lake Augusta – are the centrepiece of our Memorandum of Understanding with the Inland Fisheries Service.
Angling is part of Tasmanian culture, with about 25,000 people holding a licence to fish our inland waters last season. And we care about the things that Tasmanians care about. That’s why it’s a natural fit for Hydro Tasmania to support the 39th Fips-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championships in Tasmania in November and December 2019.
We’re delighted to be stepping up our support for both Tasmanian angling and local tourism by sponsoring this prestigious event. It will draw thousands of international and interstate visitors to Tasmania, and showcase our island’s unique natural environment to the world.
Anglers can find regularly updated information about lake levels and water flows on Hydro Tasmania’s website at www.hydro.com.au/water. You can also access the Inland Fisheries Service’s INFISH app for both Apple and Android on the IFS website at www.ifs.tas.gov.au/infish.
Phone: +61 409 722 359