East Coast Region

​Where to Fish

Popular Species

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.


Recreational Fishing Enquiries
Recreational Fisheries Section
1 Franklin Wharf
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3233, 1300 720 647
Email: fishing.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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