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©Morland Jones
I cannot claim to be an expert on Australian fish or fishing but I have been lucky enough to visit Australia several times.

Australia is of course, not just a country but a continent with vast distances from coast to coast and an incredible range of climate zones and habitats. Moreover, there is a virtually unique set of ecosystems, flora and fauna. It has been more or less isolated since it split from the supercontinent of Gondwanaland. This means that mammals took their own turn never passing the marsupial stage. Many families of birds share common ancestry, particularly with the neotropics, but many others are unique to Australia. From the giant Emu to the diminutive Weebill there very nearly 900 bird species that have occurred there. There are 4400 fish species and of these around 280 inhabit freshwater

Australian habitats range from temperate forests in Tasmania to tropical rain forests in Queensland, from arid plains to dry desserts and from rich pasture to snow-capped mountain ranges. Almost unique are habitats subject to frequent bush fires necessary for new growth and even germination. While some areas are very dry others have trout-filled streams and in less dry areas there are many rivers and lakes, particularly man-made lakes conserving water for human or stock use.

Despite the vast lands and many fertile areas 95% of Australians live in cities and the largest have international flights. Visiting any one will give you new angling opportunities not least because they are all coastal and sea fishing of all types is massive there.

Australians are noted for their outdoor pursuits and angling is a popular pastime so the country has angling clubs and associations, competitions and plenty of local guides.

The most sought-after sport fish are natives although there are anglers dedicated to foreign species such as carp although many states seek to eradicate such introductions.

The hobby is supported by charter vessels, guides, TV shows and magazines and remains a very popular pursuit.

ABC Guide To The Best Fishing Spots In Australia

Local knowledge counts - especially when it comes to knowing where the fish are! That's why the inaugural An ABC Guide to Fishing in Australia is the regional guide that every angler will have to have - Over 380 Top Fishing Hot Spots
ISBN: 9780733320439
Buy this book from Amazon.co.uk

Anglers Journal & Almanac

by AFN - Tide & Fishing Predictions
ISBN: 9781865131542
Buy this book from Amazon.co.uk

Bluewater Fishing - Offshore Techniques & Tactics

By Julie & Lawrie McEnally
ISBN: 1865130850
Buy this book from Amazon.co.uk

Fishing World

http://www.fishingworld.com.au/
Magazine - News, videos and advice on the latest tackle, fishing boats, gear and fishing tips...

The Australian Fishing Companion - How to fish, identifying your catch, cooking your catch

The Beginner's Guide to Fishing
ISBN: 9781741170108
Buy this book from Amazon.co.uk

Angling for Conservation

http://anglingforconservation.org
Many people may not realise the important role that recreational fishers play in monitoring and caring for our waterways and fish stocks. Recreational fishers are natural custodians for these important natural resources; they spend much of their free time on the water, and so they are often the first to observe changes within the natural environment. Additionally, their ongoing enjoyment of Australia’s rivers, lakes, estuaries and oceans, and the fish that live within them depends upon the ongoing health of these ecosystems. This creates a strong motivation for anglers to become involved in ensuring they are appropriately managed. In many areas across the continent, anglers are becoming increasingly involved in monitoring programs to track the ongoing health of our waterways, and projects to arrest and reverse environmental decline...

Fish in Australia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fish_in_Australia
There are more than 4400 species of fish in Australia. Most of Australia's fish species are marine...

Sweetwater Fishing

http://www.sweetwaterfishing.com.au
Sweetwater Fishing is the on-line home of fresh water fishing information in Australia. We offer free fishing maps, location information, camping and accommodation guide, fishing articles and fish species inforrmation for personal use only...

Adventure Flyfishing Co.

http://adventureflyfishinggear.com
Every effort has been made to craft the most fully functional, highest quality, all-season fishing gear possible. Accordingly, The Adventure Flyfishing Co. uses only finest materials, zippers, hardware, fixtures and components available., and demands the finest craftsmanship in their construction...

Anglers Warehouse

On-Line Store
Welcome to Anglers Warehouse's online fishing tackle shop, Australia's most trusted fishing tackle store. For three generations, the same family has been supplying quality fishing tackle and advice to all types of anglers at very competitive prices since 1975. From very modest beginnings, our shop over the last 30 plus years grown to become one of the major fishing tackle stores in Australia. When you deal with anglerswarehouse.com.au you have the confidence that you are dealing with an established family owned business dedicated to supplying your fishing tackle needs promptly at the right price...

Australia Angling

On-Line Store
Australian Angling welcomes you to a selection of the finest quality fishing products on the market today…

Australian Fishing Trade Association (AFTA)

http://www.afta.net.au
The Australian Fishing Trade Association (AFTA) was formed in the early 1980s by independent wholesalers/distributors and manufacturers of fishing tackle and associated products in Australia...

Berkley Australia

Website
Berkley in Australia is committed to delivering fishing product that is tailored for the Australian angler. Extensive research and development is conducted by the Australian product team spearheaded by Berkley product head honcho John Bell...

Flyworld

http://www.flyworld.com.au
Serving the Australian fly fishing community since 1995... FlyWorld is a fly fishing only company based in Perth, Western Australia. Established in June 1995 . FlyWorld has the largest range of Australian tied fishing flies with an inventory of in excess of 100,00 flies. We also carry the largest and most complete range of fly tying materials in Australia...

Premium Fishing Store

On-line Store
We are located in Rowville, Victoria, Australia...

Pro-Angler

http://www.proangler.com.au
Online Fishing Store, Fly Fishing, Spin, Bait & Surf Fishing, Fishing Distributors, Fishing Magazine, Fishing Travel, Fishing Tackle...

Pure Fishing

Website
Pure Fishing is a global family of quality fishing tackle brands, offering a broad range of products that meet or exceed the needs of today's anglers...

Spot On Fishing Tackle Pty Ltd

http://www.spotonfishing.com.au
Spot On Fishing Tackle Pty Ltd was formed in 2001 by a number of individually owned and operated Fishing Tackle stores. The group head office provides both administration and marketing services to its members including retail management assistance. Although the group was only established 21 February 2001, collective membership already spans Australia with 7 stores in South Australia, 1 in Tasmania, I in Victoria and 1 in Queensland...

Tackled'

On-line Tackle
The story behind 'Tackled' is simple... The love and passion for fishing, afterall fishing has been our predominant sport/hobbie for the last thirty years...

Ultimate Fishing Online Store

Website
High quality & low priced fishing equipment for trout, redfin, golden perch, bream, barra, Australian bass & more! Lures, Tackle & Accessories

Australian Land Based Anglers Association

Website
ALBAA provides a forum for those interested people to take some of their thoughts out of the shed and share them with a group of like minded and motivated individuals. The Association has been set up in such a way that it is easy to build a team and get things done...

Australian National Sportfishing Association

http://www.ansa.com.au
To form your A N.S.A. club, we suggest a minimum of six members. Australia-wide, the average club has over forty members, which seems to be an ideal number for social and fishing reasons. Membership in the Association is open to all clubs and members who agree to abide by the rules and standards of the Association...

Fishing Clubs & Associations

Listings
Links and contacts for Fishing Clubs and Associations in Australia....

Fishing for the Disabled Australia Inc. (FDA)

Website
Apart from being a fun alternative recreational activity for disabled people, fishing as a sporting pursuit is accessible to more people than many other sports. Fishing relies more on skill, knowledge and luck rather than physical prowess. As a recreational activity and a sport, fishing presents less barriers and more opportunities to people with a disability to participate without restrictions. As a long term goal we are interested in sending an Australian team to compete in events, however, such an enterprise is outside our financial reach at present. Ideally we would like to see fishing competitions for people with a disability from Australia's states as a start towards an Australian fishing team...

Game Fishing Association Australia

http://www.gfaa.asn.au
Plenty of background information, contacts, committee etc...

Native Fish Australia

http://www.nativefish.asn.au/index.html
Native Fish Australia is a volunteer organisation that is open to anyone who cares about the well-being of Australia's native freshwater fish and the rivers, streams and other waterways that they inhabit...

Ausfish Australian Angling Forums

Forum
Welcome to the Ausfish Australian Angling Forums...

Australian Fishing Tackle Forum

http://www.fishingtackleshop.com.au/forum/
Introduce your self to the fishing tackle shop community here. Fishing Forum full of discussion for topics such as: Fishing Tackle, Fishing Lures, Boats, Freshwater and Saltwater Fishing, Recipes, Brag & Fishing Stories, Fly & game fishing, GPS Marks, Rod Building, Water Sports, Kayaking & more...

Australian Freshwater Angling

Forum

Australian Kayak Fishing Forum

http://www.akff.net/forum/
The Australian Kayak Fishing Forum is Australias' premier destination for kayak fishing discussion...

Australian Saltwater Flyfishing Forum

http://www.saltwaterflyfishing.com.au/forum/index.php

Black Marlin Fishing Blog

http://www.blackmarlinfishingblog.com
Marlin fishing reports from along the Australian East Coast including Port Stephens, the Gold Coast and South-East Queensland, and North Queensland -- including Townsville through to Cairns, Cooktown and Lizard Island...

Fishing Charter Base

http://www.fishingcharterbase.com
Book your Australian or international fishing charter online today. We have an extensive list of fishing charters from around the world and from all states in Australia. You can find your fishing charter by zooming in on the map below or you can find your fishing charter by using these links...

Angling Adventures

http://www.anglingadventures.com.au
Welcome to Angling Adventures. We are without doubt Australia's Premier fishing tour booking agency, from our number of pre packaged fishing tours to our impeccable service, we have sent thousands of sport fishing people on that fishing trip of a life time. When you book a tour with Angling Adventures, you can rest assured that all your requirements will be met and exceeded...

Fish About Tours

http://www.fishabouttours.com.au/
The Fish About Tours team has been put together with like minded individuals and businesses, choosing to remain a small, well managed operation ensuring ongoing personal and professional service. We are all dedicated to delivering the most magnificent locations and lasting memories to all our clients...

Australian Fishing Guide

On Line Guide
Australian anglers and those visiting Australia get access to this information, all the information is true and not aimed at selling products or services, it is general advice and many people contact them thanking them for providing such information

Australian Fishing Network (AFN Fishing & Outdoors)

Website
For over 20 years the AFN has been the publisher of the premier fishing magazines in Australia. In our continuing efforts to bring the best fishing magazines, books, maps, dvds and other exciting products to the anglers of Australia and around the world, the Australian Fishing Network has added to its range some exciting new products. With more magazines a year there is always something new to offer every angler. Take some time to browse the afn.com.au site and plan your next fishing trip - and we want to hear from you too...

Fishnet

http://www.fishnet.com.au
Fishnet is the largest and most comprehensive recreational sportfishing information resource in Australia. The first community based web portal of its kind in Australia and the South Pacific region, Fishnet has been enjoyed by millions of visitors since it was first published in 1995. No matter what your style of fishing or love for the great outdoors, Fishnet has up to date information with everything from where they're biting & how to catch them to the latest weather & boating conditions…

Freshwater Angling Australia

Facebook Page
Australia has some of the best Freshwater fishing on the planet so please share your photos with us...

Shore Fishing Australia

Website
Welcome to Shore Fishing Australia, the fishing resource dedicated to all types of land based fishing. Take a look around the site, some things of interest might be our locations, fish species information and weather & tides sections, and we are always adding new articles, reports, tackle reviews, photos and much more. Sign up as a member and subscribe to our monthly newsletter for the latest news or subscribe to our news RSS feed. Please drop into our online chat room to talk with us and other land based fishermen. If you ever have any questions, problems or suggestions please let us know by contacting us...

Sweetwater Fishing

http://sweetwaterfishing.com.au
Sweetwater Fishing is the on-line home of fresh water fishing information in Australia. We offer free fishing maps, location information, camping and accommodation guide, fishing articles and fish species inforrmation for personal use...

Trout Fishing in Australia

http://www.trout-fishing.com.au
You would actually be hard pressed to convince a resident of Australia who loves to fish that there is any better trout fishing in the world than the trout fishing in Australia. Maybe they have a point. From the NSW all the way down to Tasmania in the south, there are plenty of great fishing holes full of trout. However, it wasn't always this way...

Adventure Flyfishing TV

http://www.theadventureflyfishingco.com
Series in production...

Fishing Addiction

Videos
Collection of Australian fishing and some from overseas...

Fishing Australia

TV Programmes
Stay tuned … A new series of Fishing Australia is in production for 2014...