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North West Recreational Fisheries Public Forum - Devonport, 16 April 2018

Everyone is invited to hear presentations from IMAS fisheries researchers, DPIPWE fishery managers and discuss local recreational fishing issues.


  • A snapshot of the biology of key recreational fish of North West Tasmania including rock and bluespot flathead, King George whiting, snook (short fin pike), garfish and estuary perch.
  • New fish, new fishing opportunities? A case study of Tasmanian kingfish. 
  • Calamari in Tasmania - What's the Catch? What we know about Growth, Breeding and Spawning Closures
  • Rock Lobster - East Coast Rebuilding & What's happening in the far North West
  • Handling and releasing fish
  • Forum Discussion - Your questions answered
PLUS: Fishcare exhibit, Fishes of Tas poster giveaways, demonstrations of the Tas Fish Guide app, .

Presenters and Panel

  • Rod Pearn, Recreational Fisheries Manager, DPIPWE
  • Dr Jeremy Lyle, Senior Marine Research Scientist, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Science
  • Dr James Haddy, Lecturer, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Science
  • Curtis Champion, PhD Student, Institute for Marine and Antarctic Science
  • Mark Nikolai, CEO Tarfish


DATE:           Monday 16 April, 6.30-8.00 PM

VENUE:         Mersey Yacht Club, 6 Anchor Drive, East Devonport

INFO:            Phone: 6165 3047 or email

Pre-register questions by emailing them to us prior to the forum or join the Facebook Event.

Launceston and Hobart Forums

Dates for recreational fishery forums for Launceston and Hobart are to be announced.  It is expected they will be held later in the year around September - October.  Please email us at if you have topics or presenters to suggest.


Recreational Fishing Enquiries
Recreational Fisheries Section
1 Franklin Wharf
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3233, 1300 720 647

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