Fishing around the Tasman Peninsula Region

Where to fish

Popular fishing spots

Cremorne Narrows, McGees Bridge, Lewisham, Carlton River, Primrose Sands, Dunalley Canal, Marion Bay Spit, Pirates Bay Jetty, Fortescue Bay, Port Arthur, White Beach, Nubeena and Taranna.

What will I catch from shore?

  • Calamari, Australian salmon, sand flathead, whiting, flounder and mackerel..

Local fishing facts

  • From a boat you can also catch tiger flathead, striped trumpeter, tuna, ocean perch, jackass morwong, elephantfish, cod, leatherjacket, wrasse, barracouta, gurnard, mako shark, baitfish, yellowtail kingfish and snapper.
  • Frederick Henry, Norfolk and Blackman Bays are Shark Refuge Areas. No taking of sharks, skates or rays other than elephantfish.
  • Maori octopus congregate in Eaglehawk Bay where they can be caught recreationally.
  • Pirates Bay on the Tasman Peninsula is a gateway to internationally recognised gamefishing waters where large southern bluefin tuna, mako shark and swordfish can be caught.  Fishing charters are available.

Download the Fishing Hot Spot Information Map

Download this regional fishing information map and guide Fishing around the Tasman Peninsula 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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