Museum is reopening in October 2024

We are pleased to announce that the Australian Fly Fishing Museum is reopening in October. Situated at the National Trust property, Clarendon House, on Tasmania’s South Esk River, the museum has been closed for a while. The reopening will see it move a few metres to the old stables building – one much more suited […]

scientific angler comes to AFFM

Scientific Angler’s Fly Fishing Gurus Visit Tasmania

World leading fly line designers open day at Clarendon - Flylines and other things to be won Scientific Angler’s fly line gurus Jeff Pierce and Andrew Bosway will be talking at Clarendon on the South Esk River this Saturday August 1st at 10am. These guy’s are the brain’s behind Scientific Angler’s and they geek-out on fly lines […]

100 Fly fishers improve their knowledge and casting skills in one weekend

The Australian Fly Fishing Museum hosted an excellent event over two days ​recently, with feature guests; world casting champion, Simon Gawesworth, renowned fly casting instructor Peter Hayes, and author and presenter Peter Morse. Kicking off Friday night with A Pleasant Fly Fishing Evening, around ​80 guests gathered in the grand main foyer of historic Clarendon House. We enjoyed an entertaining […]

Simon Gawesworth and Peter Morse at A Pleasant Fly Fishing Evening

Simon Gawesworth, world leading fly caster

World leading fly caster coming to Tasmania

Simon Gawesworth, world leading fly caster and fly line guru, is coming to Tasmania. Simon is one of the world’s leading experts on fly lines and casting. As the leader of RIO’s line development team and chief marketer there are few people in the world with Simon’s knowledge of fly lines. The Australian Fly Fishing […]

Willow Removal at Clarendon on South Esk

Volunteers have been busy this week clearing the banks of the South Esk River at Clarendon, where the Australian Fly Fishing Museum is located. The AFFM team are planning casting days, tuition sessions and other events, and this is a big step towards progressing these exciting initiatives.

Willow removal at Clarendon on South Esk

Management Committee seated at a special table

Why our boardroom table is unique

At the recent meeting of our Management Committee we sat around a most wonderful table. A table made from a boat. The boat is on display at the Australian Fly Fishing Museum, with this information: This boat belonged to J M ‘Malcolm’ Gillies and was restored at his shack on Shannon Lagoon. According to Doctor […]

News March 2014

The Museum has now been open for quite a while and there have been many developments. It has been a well-considered and non-rushed approach since opening, but a lot has been achieved. The displays are beautiful and get great comments from anglers, artists and non-fishers. It seems we got most things ‘right’. Most of this […]




Hello world and welcome! The Australian Fly Fishing Museum has been established at Clarendon to preserve, protect and celebrate the art, the craft and the joy of fly fishing. This contemplative and highly accomplished pursuit takes anglers into some of the nation’s most beautiful and secluded streams and lakes. The Australian coastline also provides endless […]