Fishing around Devonport and Port Sorell

​Where to fish

Popular fishing spots

Bakers Beach, Squeaking Point Jetty, Port Sorell Jetty, Moorlands Beach, Reg Hope Park, Horsehead Creek, Mussel Rock Lighthouse, Mersey Bluff, Don Heads, Turners Beach and the Leven River.

What will I catch from shore?

  • Australian salmon, mullet, sand flathead, whiting, pike and cod.

Local fishing facts

  • From a boat you can also catch silver trevally, snapper, bluespotted flathead, snook, pike, blue warehou, tailor, gurnard, barracouta, mako and gummy shark (outside the shark nursery area).
  • Several species of large flathead are caught ini this area.  Identify them by the size of the gill cover spines and their tail markings. Flathead have good survival rates if you handle them gently and use a fish de-hooker.
  • Port Sorell is a Shark Refuge Area. No taking of sharks, skates or rays other than elephantfish.
  • Recreational gillnetting is not allowed in the Port Sorell estuary. Commercial gillnetting is being phased out of this estuary with only two fishers allowed to fish.

Download the Fishing Hot Spot Information Map

Download this regional fishing information map and guide Fishing around Devonport and Port Sorell as a colour PDF which can be easily printed.  Includes where to fish, which fish can be caught, bait and gear information, local fishing facts and sea fishing rules information.



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

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