Fishing around Macquarie Harbour

Where to fish

Popular fishing spots

Ocean Beach, Macquarie Heads, Swan Basin, Strahan Public Jetty, Regatta Point, Lettes Bay, Kelly’s Basin and Cape Sorell.

What will I catch from shore?

  • Australian salmon, Atlantic salmon, cod, flounder, trout and whitespotted dogfish.

Local fishing facts

  • From a boat, you can also catch barracouta, morwong, mullet, bastard trumpeter, pink ling and silver trevally.
  • Macquarie Harbour is the only waterway in Tasmania where recreational gillnetting is allowed at night.  Netting is not permitted in the internal areas of the harbour to protect the endangered Maugean skate.
  • Macquarie Harbour entrance is a no gillnetting area to protect Little Penguins.
  • Great surf-fishing action is available off Ocean Beach or at Macquarie Heads with catches including Australian salmon, mullet and gummy shark.

Download the Fishing Hot Spot Information Map

Download this regional fishing information map and guide Fishing around Macquarie Harbour 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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