The Australian Fly Fishing Museum is a unique single subject museum housed at the National Trust Estate at Clarendon just south of Evandale Tasmania about 30 minutes south of Launceston and is open from 10am to 4pm Thursday to Sunday.
The museum houses a collection showing the history of Fly Fishing in Australia and has a well curated display of items which not only deal with the evolution and history, but also the art of fly fishing.
We know that fly fishing is not just a type of fishing, but an art in sync with nature. The Australian Fly Fishing Museum attempts to explain that synchronicity and the grace and fascination of the fly-fisher’s pastime.
The museum is manned by volunteers who have the opportunity to talk to visitors from all over Australia and the world about our art and the exhibits on show.
Volunteers can just talk to people, spend the time tying flies - equipment and most requirements supplied - watch the collection of fly fishing DVDs or read the extensive library in the museum.
Sometimes the museum can be busy- sometimes quiet, but without volunteers keeping it open we will lose this unique asset.
Volunteers can be singles or with a friend, their wives or partners and can volunteer for a day, a half day, a regular day each month or more if they wish.
If you can spare the time and support the museum by being a volunteer, contact the Co-ordinator Al Milson on 0447 393 899.
Some images from The Australian Fly Fishing Museum