Fishing Clinics and Events


Calendar of Events

​Tuesday 19 October
​School Fishing Clinic
​Lake Gordon
​Saturday 23 October
​Community Show
​Monday 25 October
​Montrose Bay
​Tuesday 26 October
​Montrose Bay
​Monday 1 November
School Fishing Clinic
​Montrose Bay
​Tuesday 2 November
School Fishing Clinic
​Montrose Bay
​Wednesday 3 November
School Fishing Clinic
​Friday 5 November
​School Fair
​Dodges Ferry
​Saturday 6 November
​School Fair
​Bruny Is
​Monday 8 November
​Tuesday 9 November
​Friday 12 November
​Presentation​St Aloysius
​Friday 12 November
​School Fair
​Tuesday 16 November
School Fishing Clinic
​Montrose Bay
​Friday 19 November
​School Fishing Clinic
​Tuesday 23 November
​School Fishing Clinic
Marieville Esp
​Wednesday 24 November
​School Fishing Clinic
Marieville Esp
​Thursday 25 November
​School Fishing Clinic
Marieville Esp
​Friday 26 November
​School Presentation
​St Aloysius
​Friday 10 December
​School Fishing Clinic
Marieville Esp
​Summer Fishing Program 2022
​January 2022
​Summer Fishing - Public and Community Fishing Clinics
Fishing Clinics - Statewide
Check back for dates and details.
All Fishcare events are run in accordance with COVID safety guidelines.

Gone Fishing Day

Gone Fishing Day is a national fishing day celebrated each October around the country. It's a great opportunity to take family, mates or just yourself fishing in the great Tassie outdoors. ​

DPIPWE Recreational Fisheries and the Inland Fisheries Service work with fishing clubs around the state to support events held on the day. See the national Gone Fishing website for more information.

Fishing Clinic Tamar River

Fishing Clinic Tamar River

Summer Fishing Progra​m

Free fishing clinics are held around the state each summer in January, some are public clinics and others are pre-organised with Fishcare by community groups.​​​ Check the calendar for dates and details.


Open to Public Clinics

  • All ages and levels of expertise are welcome.
  • If numbers exceed safety levels, fishing on the platform may be limited, but everyone gets a turn!
  • Parents are responsible for supervising their children.​

Community Group Clinics

  • Not open to the public, organised with Fishcare by prior arrangement. Contact one of our Fishcare Coordinators if your group is interested in organising a clinic. 

What to bring

  • Rods and gear are available to use.
  • We have PFDs - you may be asked to wear one by Fishcare.
  • Bring warm clothing, sun protection, food and drink if required.

What will I learn?

  • Basic fishing skills including casting, knot tying and rigging.
  • Responsible fishing such as measuring, handling and releasing your catch.
  • How to have fun in the Tassie outdoors!

Schools and resources

Fishcare is available to run fishing clinics for primary and secondary age children. We have resources including fishing gear for students to use and can distribute fishing guides, rulers, gauges and stickers.

Fishing simulators

Ask about our fishing simulators - they allow fishers of any age or ability to catch a fish. They are great for indoor events or when the weather isn't favourable for fishing.

Fishing simulators 

Fish pictures to colour in

Printable PDF pictures of Tasmanian fish species for kids to download and colour in.

​Cowfish - Shaws, Female
Cowfish - Shaws, Male
Cowfish - Shaws x 2
​Crab - Hermit
​Crab - Spider
Crab of Tasmania x 3
Crustaceans and Molluscs
Cuttlefish - Giant
​Cuttlefish - Giant, Simpler
​Flathead - Sand
Fletcher fishes responsibly
​Flounder - Greenback
Globe (Puffer) fish
Handfish - Spotted
Molluscs of Tasmania x 4
Octopus - Blue Ringed
Old Wife
Protected fishes x 2
Ray - Stingaree​
Reef fishes x 3
Rock Lobster - Southern
Seadragon - Weedy
Seahorse - Big Belly
Shark - Elephant fish
Shark - Mako
Shark - Saw
Shark - Sawtailed Catshark
Squid - Calamari
​​​Trumpeter - ​Striped
Whiting - King George



Fishcare Volunteers South
Fishcare Coordinator South
134 Macquarie St
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3039

Fishcare Volunteers North
Fishcare Coordinator North (Work days: Mon-Wed)
DPIPWE Mt Pleasant Offices
171 Westbury Road
Launceston TAS 7250
Phone: 03 6777 2082

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