Donate Items



Memorabilia and interesting items are most welcome. If you would like to donate any interesting fly fishing items – such as any of the items listed below, please contact Andrew Braithwaite, AFFM Collections Manager 0428 876 145, Mike Stevens 0418 129 949 or the National Trust on 03 6344 6233. Alternatively, you can simply complete the form below.

• Anything related to fly fishing in Australia from 1833 to current.
• Fresh and salt water – all species.
• If it has any history available even better.
• Photos, slides, postcards or newspaper cuttings.
• Fly fishing tackle and ephemera from 1830s to present. The earliest tackle would have been manufactured in England. May include bags, scales, line winders, lines, casts, creels, jackets, hats etc.
• Fly rods – earliest would be English, such as Hardy, Farlows etc.
• Fly rods – Australian. These may include Southam, Gillies, Turville, JR Green, Slazenger, Robert Cox, Butterworth etc.
• Australian fly rods by Suffrein – from 1872.
• Landing nets by Hardy, Streamcraft and others.
• Fly reels – English up to 1960s.
• Fly reels – Australian such as Gillies, Hartleys, Dawson, Rainbow, Hartsport, Southam, Goulburn, Spalding, Atlas, Derwent, Austin,
Streamcraft and more.
• Catalogues from Mick Simmons, Hartleys, MSD (Melbourne Sports Depot), Gillies, Sydney Fishing Tackle Supply, Hordern,
Eastways and other various stores and often hardware suppliers.
• Flies from earliest times – especially those in boxes, or owned by someone of renown.
• Diaries – especially from 1800s and to mid 1900s.
• Books on fly fishing – especially Australian or with Australian content.
• Old magazines and papers with Australian fly fishing content.
• Books, booklets and newsletters from fishing and fly fishing clubs with fly fishing content.
• Tourism posters featuring fishing.
• Old film footage of fly fishing or fly fishers.
• Branded boxes and ephemera from Eastways, Mick Simmons, Bridges Bros, Charles Davis, Allen and Slater, Wigram and Ross etc.
• Annual reports from fly fishing clubs, or reports with fly fishing content.
• Fly fishing clothing from the past.
• Display cases suitable for the museum.
• Items the Museum can auction or sell to raise funds.

If you wish to contact us, our details are as follows;

1. By phone: AFFM (03) 6398 6220 or National Trust State Office (03) 6344 6233.

2. By email:

3. By mail: Australian Fly Fishing Museum, 234 Clarendon Station Road, Via Evandale, Nile TASMANIA 7212.

4. In person: You are invited to visit the Museum. We’re in the shepherd’s cottage on
the grounds of Clarendon, about 15 minutes’ drive south of Launceston airport. The address is: 234 Clarendon Station Road Via Evandale, Nile TASMANIA 7212