Fishing around King Island

Where to fish

Popular fishing spots

Grassy Jetty, Bold Head, Naracoopa Jetty, Sea Elephant, Lavinia Point, Three Sisters, Phoques Bay, Currie and British Admiral Point.

What will I catch from shore?

  • Australian salmon, mullet, wrasse, gummy shark, sand flathead and snapper. 

Local fishing facts

  • From a boat you can also catch King George whiting, bluespotted flathead, barracouta, school and mako shark, garfish, squid, sea sweep and luderick.
  • Netting is not allowed in most rivers and estuaries. Please check the Recreational Sea Fishing Guide or Tas Fish Guide app for more information.
  • King Island is known for its large rock lobster, abalone fishing and commercial bull kelp industry.
  • Great surf-fishing action is available off King Island's beaches with catches including Australian salmon, gummy shark and mullet.
  • There are many remote fishing areas on King Island.  Report any suspected illegal fishing to Fishwatch on 0427 655 557.

Download the Fishing Hot Spot Information Map

Download this regional fishing information map and guide Fishing around King Island 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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