Tasmania's inland fishing amenities are set for a welcome boost in coming months, ahead of the 2019 World Fly Fishing Championships in December.
The $300,000 project will upgrade and build new amenities and toilets at 10 fly fishing locations across the state, and is expected to be completed by the beginning of the brown trout season in August.
Glenn Eggleton, international organiser for the world championships, said the new amenities would be "tremendous".
"It's great to have fishing recognised as an important sport and to have it supported in the way it is being supported with the amenities that are now being put in," Mr Eggleton said. "For a long while we haven't had those."
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"It will be much more pleasant for both men and lady anglers."
Four Springs Lake and Penstock Lagoon will benefit from the planned works, as will Bradys Lake, Bronte Lagoon, Lake Augusta, Lake Sorell, Woods Lake, Little Pine Lagoon and Tungatinah Lagoon.
Tasmania's trout fishery attracts more than 26,000 licensed anglers each year - about 5000 of which travel from interstate or overseas. Mr Eggleton said female participation was the fastest growing area within the sport.
"It's certainly demonstrated the need for a facility to service the anglers," Mr Eggleton added, though the facilities will be greeted by all.
"It's not very pleasant to have to go and hide behind a bush," he said.
Funding for the works was announced by Primary Industries and Water Minister Guy Barnett and Inland Fisheries Service director John Diggle at Four Springs Lake on Saturday.
Even with the world championships descending on the state, Mr Diggle said they weren't doing anything different ahead of the season, with international anglers able to "experience the fishery as it is".
Both Four Springs Lakes and Penstock Lagoon will be stocked with wild brown trout from the Central in preparation for both the season and the championships.
Given its proximity to Launceston - where the event will be based - Four Springs Lake will likely be used as a practice venue.
The event will bring an estimated 800 anglers and support crew to the state, with up to 30 countries entering teams. Tasmania last held the championships in 1988.
Mr Eggleton said it was a great opportunity to showcase Tasmania as a wild trout fishery - as many others around the world are not.
"That's an important difference and the competitors that are going to come will enjoy that experience," he added.
Though Mr Eggelton's role is focused on organising for competitors of all countries, not just Australia, he thought the team was shaping up well.
"I know the Australian team has been practicing very hard in the lead up to the competition."
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