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State Branches and Regional Chapters

With members in almost all states of Australia, and as one of its major goals, the ATF is actively seeking local anglers from various states / territories and regional areas to set up State Branches (and Regional Chapters) in all states where trout are found.

An ATF branch in your state or chapter in your local region would allow members to be autonomous in looking after their own local issues (within the guidelines of ATF's goals and policies) with the support and backing of a well respected national organization.


The ATF is quite well established in Victoria and has regional chapters across much of Victoria already operating. If you wish to get involved with either the main committee or with one of the local chapters in your region, get in touch with us here

Western Australia
A State Branch is also now up and running in Western Australia with around 20 members and growing.
We also have now created a dedicated page on this site specifically for the WA Branch to keep their local members up to date and hopefully, we can expand on this in due course.
If you're from W.A. and have an interest in joining their ranks, please use the membership page to join up or email your details to: so the W.A. working group can get back in touch with you.

WA State Branch

South Australia
We have also recently had further discssion with a small number of keen anglers from South Australia with similar goals of setting up a State Branch of the ATF in their state. However, they still need more local trout anglers to get behind them if they are going to get off the ground. Please contact us at: if you have an interest in assisting with  this.

NSW and Tasmania
Both of these states have a small number of people who have expressed an interest in forming an ATF Branch in their state, but to do so will require more dedicated locals to also get involved. Please email advise us if you are interested in assisting.

We are yet to be approached by any members from around Canberra / Monaro region with an interest in setting up a branch or chapter here. Please email if you wish to part of  a representative / working group in this area.

So, if you're from ACT, NSW, or Tasmania and are passionate about your trout fishing, what 's holding you back?
Get in touch with us and we'll do our bit to get you started.


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If you are interested in helping to establish an ATF Branch in your state (or a regional chapter in a particular area only), please contact our president  ( or secretary ( with your contact details so we can put you in touch with other interested persons in your state.

You will likely need a minimum of around around 5 - 6 keen members to set up a State Branch working group.

We can offer guidance and I'm quite sure Russell in W.A. would be only too happy to discuss his experience of going through the process.


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