It was a family affair at Cressy on Sunday as more than 100 kids cast a line into Longford Dam in celebration of National Gone Fishing Day.
Longford Fishing Club hosted a free event to celebrate the day with food, prizes and community atmosphere on offer.
Longford Fishing Club president Nigel Clark said there were smiles all round with about 60 fish caught over the course of the day.
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He said although not everyone caught a fish there was no tears or whining from any of the 106 children who showed up.
"Everyone has had a great day. Lots of people taking photos, lots of happy kids," Mr Clark said.
"There were [no children] sooking or crying that they hadn't caught a fish. They have all gone home with prizes and they've all had a great day."
Mr Clark said some families had chosen to catch and release but others were looking forward to a fish dinner tonight.
"There is a lot of people taking fish home tonight ... it is choice for people to either release or take them home to eat," he said.
Mr Clark said people were still at the dam fishing even as the event came to a close at 3 pm.
He said the beautiful weather had provided a perfect environment for mums and dads to relax while their kids enjoyed the fishing.
Mr Clark thanked all of the event sponsors for their help in putting on the day. "We wouldn't be able to put this day on without them," he said.
At another Gone Fishing Day event at Trevallyn TarFish chief executive officer Jane Gallichan said it was important to make fishing more accessible for the general public.
"Not everybody has a boat, not everybody is able to go out on the water and some people are even frightened of water," she said.
"Facilities like [those here at Trevallyn] are fantastic. It means you can come down, enjoy the sunshine, spend some time with family and friends and, catch a sea run trout hopefully."
Ms Gallichan said improved facilities would help allow even more Tasmanians to experience the joys of fishing.
"Being able to come to shore based facilities that have parks, have toilets, [and] is family family means that you can come here try it out, have a fish, enjoy the beautiful surrounds we have here but also undertake other activities as well," she said.
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