Australian Trout Foundation ATF Online

"A trout is a moment of beauty known only to those who seek it."
Arnold Gingrich~

Welcome to the ATF's website

Some of you may be asking who (or what) is The Australian Trout Foundation?

Well 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 fishing method (bait, lure or fly) and are funded by annual membership fees from our passionate supporters.

Your feedback is most welcome which can be submitted via the email - see email address on our "Contacts" page.

The Australian Trout Foundation's mission is "... to protect, build and promote Australia's trout fishery."

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Victorian Wild Trout Strategy 2020-2025

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A brief history of Trout in Australia:

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 more....


Calling on all Anglers & Angling Clubs:

Register with us to help rejuvenate our wild trout streams.

The ATF is building an army of "Habiat Soldiers" to help with riparian and in-stream restoration projects. Volunteers are urgently needed.
Please register your details by clicking this link


Swimming Upstream:

"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)........