East Coast Region
Where to Fish
Calamari, sand and tiger flathead, Australian salmon, albacore, skipjack tuna, bream, wrasse, silver trevally, gurnard, mackerel, leatherjacket, yellowtail kingfish, cod and warehou.
Local Fishing Spots
Waubs Bay, The Gulch Wharf, Coles Bay Jetty, Swanwick, Swansea Pier, Little Swanport, Triabunna, Prosser River, Earlham Lagoon.
Points of Interest
- Great Oyster Bay, East Coast Waters and Mercury Passage are
Shark Refuge Areas. No taking of sharks, skates or rays other than elephantfish.
- There are Marine Reserves at
Maria Island and
Governors Island. Fishing is not allowed but you can enjoy diving and snorkeling to observe the unique underwater habitat including an abundance of reef fish, rock lobster and kelp beds.
- Breeding aggregations of southern calamari occur off the East Coast during spring when they lay their eggs over seagrass. A
seasonal squid closure applies each year.
- Bream fishing is popular in East Coast rivers and lagoons.