Travel Talk Australian Fly Fishing Museum

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  • #885628

    ronb
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    Finally  managed a trip over to Tasmania and one of the places that I was very keen to visit was the Australian Fly Fishing Museum at Nile. I  was disappointed to find it closed with no sign of it reopening.
    Does anyone know what is happening with it?

    #885630

    Moderator 1
    Keymaster

    From their Facebook page

    Screenshot_2021-03-26-1-Australian-Fly-Fishing-Museum-Facebook

    No mention of reopening times as yet

    #885641

    Chris Beech
    Participant

    I turned up a few years ago and it was closed as well.

    #885643

    BarryJ
    Participant

    Outside of covid (and other) restrictions, it is operated by volunteers and if there isn’t a volunteer available on any given day, it won’t open unfortunately.

    #885658

    ronb
    Participant

    There was a contact number on the sign in the car park, which I rang and spoke to a very nice bloke , who said the museum was part of Clarendon House which was closed. He said the contact number was supposed to have been removed from the sign and there was no indication if or when the museum would re open.
    If the museum was not to re open I was wondering what would happen to the display items, some of which I guess are irreplaceable. Would the museum at the Salmon Ponds be a viable option?

    #885659

    taupofish
    Participant

    The museum at Salmon Ponds is a first class operation and as well as displays there are the fish ponds and cafe all in a great garden setting – well worth a visit to see some of the history of where trout were first established

    #885663

    DrGraham
    Participant

    I concur with taupofish, Salmon Ponds is the place to visit.  It’s the home of Australian trout fishing.  There’s plenty to see in the museum and Hall of Fame.  It’s a beautiful location, and open everyday except Christmas Day.

    #885664

    flylife
    Moderator

    I think it is a North v South thing (only known to Tasmanian natives) because the Salmon Ponds always seemed the logical location for such material.

    #885666

    BarryJ
    Participant

    I think it’s also partly due to the limited space available at Salmon Ponds for display of the items.

    #885685

    ronb
    Participant

    We did visit the Salmon Ponds and thoroughly enjoyed it, it is an excellent facility. I can understand that it would be difficult to add any more display items to the fishing museum as it looks quite full. It would be great  if it was possible to find another existing  building that is suitable, or perhaps construct another building without detracting from the existing surroundings.
    It seems a shame to have all those fly fishing items locked away at Nile without anyone being able to enjoy them. It would also be a tragedy if any of  these items were to be lost.

    #885739

    mountainman
    Participant

    Are the Salmon Ponds open at the moment? Did they recover from this fish kill?

    https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-29/plenty-river-salmon-ponds-pollution-fish-kill/12708252

     

    #885741

    BarryJ
    Participant

    While the fish kill was a catastrophic event, it was mostly fry/fingerlings which were killed. The Ponds are operating under “Covid normal” conditions.

    https://salmonponds.com.au/

    #885747

    mitch aka 2 fish
    Participant

    It seems a shame to have all those fly fishing items locked away at Nile without anyone being able to enjoy them. It would also be a tragedy if any of these items were to be lost.

    hopefully no one tells edwin rist.

    #885750

    Kym
    Participant

    hopefully no one tells edwin rist.

    If anyone can find a way into the building, Edwin’s your man. Just listen for the sound of his distant flute

    #885751

    mountainman
    Participant

    I hope he’s playing some Jethro Tull..

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