"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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2016 ATFSurvey - "Size & Bag Limits"
All Victorian trout fishers are urged to complete this important survey regarding size and bag limits for trout across the state.
Calling all Anglers & Angling Clubs:
Register to help rejuvenate our wild trout streams.
Volunteers are urgently needed to help with planting trees in Riparian Zones and Habitat restoration projects.
This work will form an integral part of re-introducing the "Adopt a Stream" concept.
Please register your details by clicking this link
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 ..................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:
Late in 2016, the ATF conducted a survey on our Facebook page. We had a great response with just u..
Oct '16: JUST LIKE HUMANS, FISH NEED SHELTER, AND PLACES TO HUNT AND GATHER AND BREED. B..
Feb '16: The Australian Trout Foundation (ATF) and Native Fish Australia -Vic (NFA). have rece..
Feb '16: Arthur Rylah Institute's Science Manager Communication and Collaboration, Fern Ha..
Sept. '14 - At the 2014 round of Vic Fish Stock meetings, the ATF was successful in its submis..
Oct. '13 - Dart Mining P/L have proposed building a molybdenum mine on the headwaters..