"A trout is a moment of beauty known only to those who seek it."
~by Arnold Gingrich~
Welcome to the ATF's website
Some of you may be asking who (or what) is The Australian Trout Foundation? The Australian Trout Foundation Inc. is the only independent, non-profit organisation in the country that is specifically dedicated to protecting and improving Australia's trout fishery, ensuring that all Australians can enjoy trout fishing now and for future generations to come. We represent all trout fishers regardless of method (bait, lure or fly) and are funded by annual membership fees from our passionate supporters. We welcome your feedback which can be submitted via the form on the "Contacts" page. The Foundation's mission is "... to protect, build and promote Australia's trout fishery."
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"A Trout Fishing Crisis is upon us" (by Ray Buckland)
The 2013/2014 trout fishing season has been different in so many ways. We fisher- men are nomads and in our travels the lament from our brothers in waders is uniform all over the east coast; ‘the fishery is buggered; what has happened? And what can we do? .........................read more...&...have your say.
In April 1864, a fellow by the name of James Youl, at considerable expense to himself, eventually managed to ship live brown trout ova to Australia. After several previous unsuccessful attempts to ship Atlantic salmon to the Antipodes, the Norfolk docked at Railway Pier in Melbourne ..................read more....
"Freshwater Fish in a warming world" - An American publication by the National Wildlife Federation on the effects of what challenges fish (and particularly trout) will have to cope with regarding climate change.
Read about this subject affecting the whole world, including our own fisheries. download .pdf (2mb)........
Rubicon River Stiles:
The Australian Trout Foundation (ATF) and Native Fish Australia -Vic (NFA). have recently signed a..
Arthur Rylah Institute's Science Manager Communication and Collaboration, Fern Hames praises A..
Feb '15: A proposal to have the closed season on fishing for trout removed on the Hopkins, Mer..
Sept. '14 - At the 2014 round of Vic Fish Stock meetings, the ATF was successful in its submis..
On 27th June 2014, Bill Sykes, the Member for Benalla and Parliamentary Secretary for Primary Indu..
May '14 - Victoria Fisheries Officers have recently apprehended seven anglers along the Rubico..
6/9/12 Mick Hall has be recognised for his work with the ATF in being awarded the "Jack Ritc..
6/6/12 Lake Fyans Canal Gates - Following a successful grant application for funding, the ATF ha..