Joining the Monaro Acclimatisation Society.

If you live within the Snowy Monaro region, then you may want to join a branch of MAS which is reponsible for the trout fishing in your home area. For those living elsewhere, you may choose to join a branch which covers the places where you most often fish.

Alternatively, Cooma is usually regarded as the centre of the region, and Cooma Trout Acclimatisation Association owns the Bidgee lodge situated on the banks of the Murrumbidgee river just outside town which is central to the activities of MAS. You can read about Cooma TAA here.

Group of anglers (41K)

A group of members on a fishing trip high in the Snowies

As members of MAS you will be able to meet with other enthusiasts to discuss matters of interest, including improving fishing techniques and equipment. However, learning about their favourite fishing locations may prove more difficult but not impossible.

If you wish, you will be able to participate in social activities as well as volunteer to help with tasks related to the stocking of trout and the maintenance of the region's fishing. Your membership fees will certainly help support MAS in a tangible way.

A full listing of the MAS branches and their contact details is here.