Fishing Clinics and Events


Calendar of Events

​Sunday 1 August
​Tassie Scallop Fiesta
10:00am - 4:00pm
Village Green, Bridport
​Tuesday 3 August
​Fishing Clinic
​Sandy Bay
​Tuesday 17 August
​School Fishing Clinic
​Wednesday 18 August
​St Leonards Primary School Science Week
​Thursday 19 August
​St Leonards Primary School Science Week
​Friday 20 August
Science Week
Festival of Bright Ideas
(Schools Day)

Princes Wharf No 1, Hobart
​Saturday 21 August
​Science Week
Festival of Bright Ideas
(Open to Public Day)
Princes Wharf No 1, Hobart
​Tuesday 31 August
​Fishing Clinic
​Sandy Bay
Monday 6 September ​
​School Visit
​Sassafras Primary
​Tuesday 7 September
​School Fishing Clinic
​Sandy Bay
​Wednesday 8 September
​Reclink Fishing Clinic
​Friday 10, Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 September
Tasmanian Outdoor Boat and Caravan Show
Silverdome, Launceston
​Tuesday 14 September
​Fishing Clinic
​Sandy Bay
​​Saturday 25 September
​Womens Fishing Clinic
​Wynyard Wharf 
​Tuesday 28 September
​Fishing Clinic
​Sandy Bay

​Gone Fishing Day 2021

Sunday 10 October

Gone Fishing Day 2021

Coinciding with International Mental Health Day

Statewide Fishing Events

Check back for details.
​Tuesday 19 October
​School Fishing Clinic
​Lake Gordon
​Friday 5 November
​School Fair
​Dodges Ferry
​Tuesday 23 November
​School Fishing Clinic
​Sandy Bay
​Wednesday 8 December
School Fishing Clinic​Sandy Bay

Summer Fishing 2022

​​January 2022

Summer Fishing Program - 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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