Scalefish

Regulations relating to recreational scalefish and shark fishing including area, gear, size and possession limits.

In this Topic

  • Gear Restrictions
    Information on recreational fishing gear including nets, lines, hooks, rods, squid jigs, traps, spears and buoys.
  • How to Measure Scalefish and Shark
    How to measure different scalefish and shark species and rules to follow when removing shark fins.
  • Net Fishing
    Learn about types of nets, how to mark your net, responsible netting practices and how to reduce wildlife interactions.
  • Tuna Fishing
    Tuna fishing in Tasmania off popular spots such as Eaglehawk Neck attracts recreational fishers from around the world for spectacular gamefishing action.
  • Bait Restrictions
    Rules applying to the types of bait that can be used for sea fishing in Tasmania.
  • Responsible Fishing
    Fishing techniques and gear tips to help keep Tasmania's recreational sea fisheries sustainable.

Contact

Recreational Fishing Enquiries
Recreational Fisheries Section
1 Franklin Wharf
GPO Box 44
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3233, 1300 720 647
Email: fishing.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au