Bag and Possession Limits - Scalefish

​​Catch limits appear in the table below as a combined total for all species in a fish group.

You can clean fish at sea although special rules apply for striped trumpeter and shark - see below.  For fish that have been filleted, two fillets are deemed to be the equivalent of one fish. 

Fish GroupBag Limit
Possession LimitBoat Limit
​Anglerfish​2​4​-
​Bait species (combined, including anchovy, sardine, sprats, hardyheads)
​50​100
​-
​Bait invertebrates (combined, including soldier crabs, marine worms and burrowing shrimp)
​50100​​-
Barracouta15​30-​
​Boarfish
24​-
​Bream (in marine waters)
5​10-​
​Cod
15​30-​
​Elephantfish2​4-​
​Flathead Sand and Tiger (combined)
20​30-​
​Flathead, Bluespotted and Rock (combined)
​5 (only 1 over 60cm)
​10​-
Flounder
15​30-​
Garfish15​30-​
​Groper, Blue
​0​0​-
Gurnard and Ocean Perch
​15​30​-
​Kingfish, Yellowtail
​5​10​-
Leatherjacket
10​20-​
Mackerel and Redbait
​30​60​-
​Marlin​1​1​2
​Morwong, Banded (season applies)
2​4​​-
​Morwong, Jackass and Other
10​20​-​
Mullet
15​30​-
Pike, Longfin
15​30​-
​Prowfish​2​4​-
​Salmon, Atlantic
​1224
​-
​Salmon, Australian
​1530​​-
Shark - School and Gummy shark combined
2​2 *see shark boat limit​
​Shark, Mako and Blue
​1​2​2
Sharks and Rays - other combined excluding elephantfish 2​4*see shark boat limit​
*​Shark Boat Limit (all shark species combined)
All shark species - the dorsal and pectoral fins must remain attached until they are landed. See the shark finning diagram.
​-​-5​
Snapper5​10​-
​Snook​5​10​-
​Squid - Goulds
​15​30​-
​Squid - Southern Calamari
​10​20-​
​Swordfish, Broadbill
​1​1​2
​Tailor​5​10​-
​Trevalla, Blue-eye
​510​​25
​Trevally, Silver
​10​20​-
Trumpeter, Bastard​5​10​-
Trumpeter, Striped (season applies) Striped trumpeter must be landed whole with head and tail attached or as fillets with the frames.
​4​8​20
Tuna (Bluefin, Yellowfin, Bigeye)2​2​4 (only 2 over 1.5m)
Tuna, Albacore5​10-​
Tuna, Skipjack​10​20-​
​Velvet Fish, Red
​2​4​-
​Warehou​10​20​-
​Whiting, King George
5​​10​-
Whiting, Other
​15​30-​
Wrasse ​5​10-​
Scalefish not listed above, other than protected species
5​10​-

Contact

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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