Guidelines for induction to the Tasmanian Angling Hall of Fame

Membership of the Angling Hall Of Fame is the pinnacle of achievement for an individual’s contribution towards the betterment of freshwater angling in Tasmania.  It represents also, the highest level of peer recognition for this achievement.

The Hall of Fame comprises members both past and present, who have been awarded Hall of Fame status.

Situated within the grounds of the Salmon Ponds at Plenty, the Hall of Fame is managed by Anglers Alliance Tasmania.

Anglers Alliance Tasmania will invite nominations for induction into the HOF on a bi-annual basis, and one or none of the nominees may be inducted.

Nominations can be made by any person or organisation. A nomination that has been unsuccessful may be re-submitted in future years.\


  • Nominations must be submitted in writing.
  • Each nomination must contain a typed cover sheet with an executive summary of no more than 250 words, briefly outlining the nominee’s achievements against the selection criteria below, followed by details and supporting documentation of the nominee’s achievements.
  • The primary requirement for a successful nomination is a nominee who has made a significant contribution and lasting legacy to recreational freshwater angling in Tasmania, in a voluntary capacity or otherwise. As an individual, or member of a club or organisation, the nominee has put in a sustainable effort, and overcome barriers and difficulties, in their quest to create a better angling environment and/or community.


The nominees will be assessed against their accomplishments, both professionally and voluntary i.e. their achievements and outcomes will fall into, but are not strictly limited to, any of the criteria below:

  • Fishery development & improvement, i.e.
    • Sustainability & protection of the fishery
    • Angling administration, i.e. sourcing grants, lobbying, communication, etc.
    • Boosting advocacy towards angling
  • Education, i.e.
    • Community engagement
    • Effect community behaviour
    • Drive community actions and activities
    • Promotion of the fishery
  • Leadership eventuating in outcomes, i.e.
    • Project planning & management
    • Demonstrate initiative and innovation
Guidelines for induction to the Tasmanian Angling Hall of Fame 2017-01-03T11:41:53+00:00

AAT Minutes of General Meeting Nov 2016

10am Sunday 27 November 2016

Clarendon House, Evandale


Gary France Chair, Terry Byard Vice Chair, Sheryl Thompson Chair Anglers Hall of Fame, Charles Thompson NWFA, Howard Jones BOD Sports Anglers, Alan Gordon BOD Sports Anglers, John Francis STLAA Delegate, Wayne Bellette Tas Fly Tyers Club, Adrian Hope TFFA, Michael Caminada Independent North, Keith Symons Independent South, Denis Edwards Exec Officer, John Diggle Director IFS .


John Broomby, Malcolm Crosse, Mike Stevens, Bruce Gilham, Robert Chandler

Minutes of previous meeting and matters arising

Masters Games A discussion on the organisation of the 2017 Masters Games was led by

C Thompson and W Bellette

Trout Expo G France reported that the event was very successful

Great Lake Tie In This event was very successful and will become a regular event

Motion: “ to accept the minutes of the previous meeting held on 28 August 2016 at the Man O’Ross Hotel, Ross”

Moved: C Thompson     Seconded: T Byard


The 2015/16 financial Audit was tabled. Audits for incorporated associations are no longer required, DE to check if funding bodies require association audits for grants.

Motion: “That the 2015/16 Audit be accepted”

Moved: T Byard     Seconded: A Hope

Inland Fisheries Service Report

John Diggle tabled the IFS Annual Report and the Annual Carp Report ; both are available on the IFS website.

Also tabled was a comprehensive report to AAT which is available on the AAT website The report included the following –

Possible grant opportunity from Community Infrastructure Fund for toilets

Redfin Perch in the Mersey River

Tasmanian Inland Recreational Fisheries Management Plan 2019-29 is being drafted

Clean up Australia Day registration

Carp update

Trout Weekend 2017 photographic competition

IFS attendance at yearly ‘Talk Wild Trout’ in Vic. – see Talk Wild Trout website

Anglers Access

Native Fish Conservation

Compliance Report

Rainbow trout spawning run at Great Lake

Salmon Ponds hatchery

Attendances at clubs and meetings

Stockings 12 Oct to 16 Nov 2016

The meeting commented on the high quality of the report and presentation.

It was suggested that AAT write a letter of appreciation for Hydro’s efforts in protecting the galaxiid populations in Great Lake and Woods Lake.

H Jones flagged the possibility of NRM North funds for Break O’Day study

River Bag Limits

Both the AAT and TGALT confirmed their support for the proposed all rivers maximum bag limit of five fish which the IFS is in the process of implementing.


M Crosse has replaced all SIM cards with Telstra sponsored cards and during the same trip replaced all battery operated cameras with donated gel batteries. The faulty Four Springs camera was replaced and has been sent to the manufacturer for inspection.

Lake Leake and Tooms are being investigated as possible sites for webcams.

Discussion was had about the need for funding a maintenance plan going into the future.

Toilet facilities

AAT has met with Highlands Council, IFS, MAST and Hydro to scope the requirements to develop the planning for the toilet project that can be used for possible grant applications.

A letter has been written to Ministers Groom, Rockliff and Barnett to sound out possible government sponsorship using the World Fly Fishing Championships as a lever.

Anglers Hall of Fame

The guidelines for Induction into the HOF have been resolved and will be posted on the AAT website.

Nominations will be called for at AAT’s AGM and inductions take place during Trout Weekend.

Proposed VHF coverage on Central Plateau

The network is nearing completion and should be operational in mid to late Dec 2016. AAT to contact Barry Mc Cann then to arrange publicity for the service.

Mersey Forth – Paloona

Boat ramp proposal at Lake Rowallan was discussed and C Thompson suggested that the prevailing weather direction may suggest a more sheltered location. J Broomby to liaise with Neil Morrow and C Thompson.

Club contacts

The difficulties and the dire need for improved club contacts was discussed.

It was suggested that a September mail out ( after clubs AGM’s ) requesting the new office bearers contact details, should be done annually.

DE to contact North, North West and Southern reps. to help initiate process.

Clyde River Catchment report

Terry Byard reported on two meetings attended on the review of the Clyde River management plan and alerted members that next part of the review will include Lakes Sorell and Crescent which will be important to anglers.

Junior Angling Day

A review of the recent Junior Anglers Day was tabled and the need for another southern venue was discussed as was the possible use of Facebook as a means of communicating for this event.


A brief discussion on Bushfest concluded that an AAT presence was worthwhile.


Carp Management Program Annual Report July-Sept 2016

Mersey River Redfin survey

Hazelwood Power Station closure

Tas Irrigation Govt Scrutiny Committee Invitation

General business

J Francis enquired on the status of the proposed bathometric charting of the lakes by a      surveying firm, and it was thought that the project had not gone ahead.

C Thompson initiated a discussion on the progress of the draft TWWHA plan.

S Thompson mentioned that the annual Ladies Fishing Day will be at Hiscutt Park on

Sun 4 Dec.2016

A Hope wondered that the Talbots Lagoon water level indicator could be relocated to a more easily observable position.


AAT Executive   Clean up Australia Day arrangements

H Jones/DE        NRM funding for Break O’Day

J Broomby          Rowallan boat ramp

DE                      Audit requirements

Hydro letter

VHF publicity

NEXT MEETING Sun 26 Feb 2017 at Great Lake Hall

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Statewide Junior Anglers Day – 30th Oct

Anglers Alliance Tasmania is co-ordinating a free Statewide Junior Anglers Day on Sunday 30th October 2016 , giving anglers 17 years of age and under a good chance to catch trout at a number of venues across the state stocked by the Inland Fisheries Service.

The day will be a great opportunity for children who are interested in fishing but don’t necessarily come from a fishing family, to come along and receive some guidance from experienced anglers.

Bait and some fishing gear will be provided along with giveaways and soft drinks. All parents need to do is to bring the kids along on Sunday 30th October between 10am and 3pm to one of the following venues :

Frombergs Dam, Bass Highway, Ulverstone
Contact: Craig Viney 0419 370 121 [email protected]

Taylors Dam (opposite Anvers), Latrobe
Contact: Peter Maloney 0419 871 131 [email protected]

Waverley Lake (near Waverley Primary School), Launceston
Contact: Gary France 0418 875 001 [email protected]
or [email protected]
New Norfolk Anglers Junior Pond, 10 Acre Lane, Bushy Park
Contact: Justin Causby 0439 737 144 [email protected]

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AAT Code of Practice

Anglers Alliance Tasmania


Fishing is our nation’s most popular recreational and sporting activity, and Tasmania boasts some of the world’s best fishing. However, is it our responsibility to ensure the long term sustainability of our magnificent freshwater fisheries, and to protect their sensitive environs. We urge you to support this voluntary Code of Practice by applying the following principles when you fish.


• Release unwanted fish as quickly and gently as you can
• Extract the hook by keeping fish in the water if possible
• Use wet hands when handling fish
• Support the weight of large fish under the belly
• Gently ‘swim’ fish to-and-fro to re-oxygenate their gills before final release
• Use barbless hooks and knotless landing nets
• Dispatch fish you want to keep quickly and humanely


• Compliance with regulations will help sustain the fishery
• Bag limits are not a challenge – enjoy the angling experience
• AND … please observe ALL boating safety regulations


• Leave no footprint! Take your rubbish home
• Respect our native flora and fauna
• Consider a portable toilet when camping
• If you need to use the bush, bury your waste deeply
• Minimise water and vegetation damage when wading


• Allow fellow anglers space, whether afloat or on the shore
• If boating, please keep 100 metres from anglers on the shore
• Observe boat speed limits at all times
• Launch and retrieve your boat quickly and efficiently


• Access to a fishery through private property is a privilege
• Always ask permission to access through private property
• Avoid disturbing livestock and/or crops
• Leave gates as you find them
• Take care when climbing over fence lines
• Alert property owners of anything that you think is amiss
• Use established tracks and roads at all times


• Do not disturb aboriginal middens which are often close to water
• Please drive around, not through, aboriginal midden sites


• Observe regulations governing ‘fuel stove only’ areas
• Never light fires on private land unless you have owner permission
• Use designated or already formed fireplaces – don’t start a new one
• Please … please … only use fallen wood. Better still, bring your own


Be alert to unacceptable behaviour or illegal activity that may impact on the sustainability of our trout fisheries and their environs. Do not hesitate to report any such behaviour or activity to 1800 333 000, providing as much detail as you can. Remember, this report can be anonymous.

AAT Code of Practice 2016-10-27T17:25:54+00:00

Upcoming Events

Aust. Masters Games, NW Coast
21-28 Oct 2017

World Fly Fishing Championships
Tasmania 2019

Upcoming Events 2016-12-05T18:11:58+00:00

Minutes AGM August 2016

10am Sunday 28 August 2016
Man O’Ross Hotel, Ross

Gary France Chair, Terry Byard Vice Chair, Malcolm Crosse Exec Committee, Denis Edwards Exec Officer, Sheryl Thompson Chair Anglers Hall of Fame, Charles Thompson NWFA, Dean Mainwaring NWFA, Bruce Gilham Corralin FF and Casting Assoc, Howard Jones BOD Sports Anglers, Alan Gordon BOD Sports Anglers, John Francis STLAA Delegate, Michael Caminada Independent North, Keith Symons Independent South.
John Broomby, Adrian Hope, Mike Stevens, Phil Williams,

Chairman , Gary France welcomed members and new STLAA delegate member John Francis

Confirmation of the minutes of the 2015 AGM
T Byard moved that the minutes of the 2015 AGM be accepted. Seconded M Crosse. Carried

Matters arising
Revised Constitution to be posted on website
Independent NW Rep needed

Chairman’s Report
Gary France’s report for 2015/16 was tabled detailing the year’s activities and proposed future focus to make the most of the opportunities presented by the World Fly Fishing Championships to be held in Tasmania in 2019. He thanked all members for their contribution and support.

The 2015/2016 audit has not yet been completed and will be tabled at the next GM. An MYOB system that is compatible with the Accountant Auditors system has been set up .This will streamline the accounting and quarterly BAS returns, giving easily accessible, orderly and transparent accounts.
Balances at 26 August 2016 were —

Trading Account Westpac 037-009 17-1550 $ 5,030.19 CR
Grant Account Westpac 037-001 47-7934 $17,654.54 CR
Webcam Account Westpac 037-001 25-9322 $ 750.01 CR
HOF Account Westpac 037-010 25-9330 $ 868.45 CR

An Amendment to the Associations Incorporation Act 1964 that commences on 1 October 2016 will remove the requirement for an annual financial audit for an Incorporated Association in any year where the organisations annual revenue is less than $250,000. To remove the auditing requirement, the AAT Constitution would need some considerable changes and to facilitate this the Government is publishing new model rules prior to 1 Oct 2016.
It was recommended that the Constitution should be altered to enable the AAT to take advantage of this change. Moved; Terry Byard Seconded: Keith Symons

Election of Executive Officers
Five nominations for positions on the Executive Committee were received and with Mike Stevens not re-nominating his position is being filled by Michael Caminada, the Northern Independent representative.

The Executive Committee is
Chairman Gary France
Vice Chairman Terry Byard
John Broomby
Malcolm Crosse Project manager
Michael Caminada
Alan Gordon moved that the nominations be accepted . Seconded : Terry Byard
Sheryl Thompson remains the Tasmanian Anglers Hall of Fame Committee Chairperson.
Denis Edwards remains the Executive Officer

Meeting closed at 10.20 am

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Minutes AAT GM August 2016

10.30am Sunday 28 August 2016
Man O’Ross Hotel, Ross

Gary France Chair, Terry Byard Vice Chair, Malcolm Crosse Exec Committee, Denis Edwards Exec Officer, Sheryl Thompson Chair Anglers Hall of Fame, Charles Thompson NWFA, Dean Mainwaring NWFA, Bruce Gilham Corralin FF and Casting Assoc, Howard Jones BOD Sports Anglers, Alan Gordon BOD Sports Anglers, John Francis STLAA Delegate, Michael Caminada Independent North, Keith Symons Independent South, John Diggle Director IFS .
John Broomby, Adrian Hope, Mike Stevens, Phil Williams.

Minutes of previous meeting
Motion: “ to accept the minutes of the previous meeting held on 29 May 2016 at the
Man O’Ross Hotel, Ross“
Moved: M Caminada Seconded: T Byard

Inland Fisheries Service Report
John Diggle tabled a comprehensive report which is available on the AAT website The report included the following –
Seasonal Outlook
Opening of the Brown Trout Waters 2016-17
Flood Damage
Carp Management and High Water Levels
IFAC Report
Licensing and Administration
Penstock Lagoon performance
Native Fish Conservation
Tasmanian Inland Recreational Fishery Management Plan
Arthurs Lake pilot tagging project
Anglers Access
Hatchery and Stocking
Compliance Report
Club attendances
Mersey River Anglers Access closures

Matters arising from IFS Report
M Caminada queried the stocking of Blackmans Lagoon and JD explained there was a lack of fish this year but it remains on the radar.
Great Southern Water – JD reported that a feasibility study is being done on a proposal on the Esperance Plains.
Webcam sponsorship
Malcolm Crosse reported that –
• Over the last 12 months the webcams have been hugely successful, averaging 650hits/day with a max. of 3750 hits/day. On the back of these figures we are pushing the sponsorship wheelbarrow.
• AAT has been successful in securing a partnership with Telstra for 15 GB of data per month for each of 12 cameras. This is worth over $6000/year to AAT . The webcam site will be modified with the Telstra logo requirements and there will be space for one individual sponsor’s logo on each camera @ $500/year which will generate a further $6000/year.
• AAT has also been successful in securing $4000/annum sponsorship from MAST for webcam maintenance.
• Additionally it is proposed to put a Paypal donation box linked to an AAT bank account (free for non for profit organisations) on the webcam site. Moved: M Crosse Seconded : G France

Malcolm has secured, at no cost, some replacement gel batteries that will reduce webcam maintenance costs. They will be installed when the new Telstra sim cards are changed over.

Discussion was had about the possibility of a webcam at Lake Leake.

S Thompson moved a motion of appreciation for Malcolm’s efforts that was unanimously agreed to.

Proposed meeting with IFS, Hydro and MaST
This meeting will be on Tues 4 Oct 2016 to discuss the toilet project that should see a number of toilets in place for the 2019 World Fly Fishing Championships.
C Thompson suggested that since Tourism Tas advertised 20 odd free campsites around the lakes that they should be involved in discussions.
The boating changes, proposed by the AAT, on Penstock and Little Pine will also be discussed.

Discussion was had on an opportunity to fund and implement an infrastructure program that would have long term benefits for anglers, to be in place for 2019 and it was suggested that Guy Barnett be invited to an AAT meeting to discuss the possibilities.

Lake Paloona
A letter from the Mersey Forth Recreation Management Committee inviting stakeholders to be involved in a feasibility study of the Lakes potential for recreation including boating was tabled together with emails from J Broomby strongly supporting the proposal. The study would cost up to $20,000 and the Committee has requested contributions towards the study from stakeholders.
It was suggested that AAT contribute $1000 subject to checking safety concerns raised by the NWFA.
Anglers Hall of Fame
The revised Guidelines for Induction into the Tasmanian Angling Hall of Fame was tabled and discussion led to two suggested changes-
“Anglers Alliance Tasmania will invite nominations for induction into the HOF on a
bi-annual basis, and one or none of the nominees may be inducted.
“The nominees will be assessed against their accomplishments , both professionally
and voluntarily ie their acheivements and outcomes etc ”

Code of Practice
The AAT Code of Practice was tabled and its adoption was moved by T Byard and seconded by M Caminada. It will be posted on the AAT website.

Trout Expo
Now in its 12th year and is held on the weekend of 17-18 Sept with the Aust. School Championships on Mon 19th September.

Fly Tie In
This is a resurrection of the popular Bronte Tie In and is to be held on Sat 15 Oct in the Great Lake Community Hall. The contributors to M Crosse’s new book “Australia’s Best Trout Flies Revisited” will also be there.

Gone Fishing Day
Letter from Tarfish informing AAT of the Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation has organised a national Gone Fishing Day to be held on 16th October 2016 and seeking input from AAT.
It is too late to be involved this year but AAT will post details on website and inform clubs of the proposed date for 2017 so they consider it when setting activities for 2017.

Junior Angling Day 30th Oct 2016
Northern venues are Waverley and possibly Stonesthrow depending on some resolution between participating clubs Corralin, Launceston Anglers and Westbury on how to manage the venues.
North West venues are Hisketts, Frombergs and Taylors.
Southern venue is Bushy Park
AAT to do guidelines for clubs, trophies ,give aways , drinks etc. and toilets hire for Bushy Park. Media publicity to be organised.

Highlands Bushfest Bothwell 19-20 Nov 2016
Co-ordinate site with TGALT . T Byard to organise the IFS trailer.
Volunteers needed to man the AAT site.

Australian Masters Games
This will be staged on the NW Coast 21-28 Oct 2017 and will feature fly fishing for the first time in the games history.
It was suggested that the Burnie and Devonport Fly Fishing clubs should be involved and that Fly Fishing Australia could give support in organising procedures.

World Fly Fishing Championships Tasmania 2019
M Crosse reported that Fly Fishing Australia has formed a Committee and that he is the Tasmanian organiser.

Tasmanian Planning Commission Review of Draft TWWHA tabled and this has prompted concern on helicopter access to this area. Letters supporting AAT’S position from Glenn Delaney and NW Fly Fishers Club were tabled.
Hydro Tas letter on artificial galaxiid spawning habitat trial at Swan Bay tabled.
Forestry Tas Three Year Wood Production Plan 2016-18 tabled.
Derwent Catchment NRM email on their spring fundraiser on Frid 2nd Sept tabled.

NEXT MEETING will be on Sun 27 Nov 2016

Exec Committee Webcam sponsorship
Junior Fishing Day
Toilets Project
Boating Proposals Penstock/ Little Pine
Strategic plan for funding projects

JB/DE Paloona safety concerns

ST/GF Finalise HOF Selection Criteria

DE Website posts
Code of Practice
Trout Expo
Fly Tie In
Gone Fishing Day
Bushfest Bothwell

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