Fishing around King Island

Where to Fish

Popular Species

Australian salmon, mullet, wrasse, barracouta, sand and bluespotted flathead, snapper, King George whiting, gummy, school and mako shark, garfish, squid, sea sweep and luderick. 

Local Fishing Spots

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

Points of Interest

  • 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.


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

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