Summer Fishing Program

​Go fishing this summer with Fishcare!  

Free fishing clinics are held around the state each summer, some are public clinics and others are pre-organised with Fishcare by community groups.


Who are the clinics for?

Open to Public Clinics

  • Everyone is welcome, see dates and times below.
  • All ages and levels of expertise are welcome.
  • No requirement to register beforehand.​
  • If numbers exceed safety levels, participants actively 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. 

Fishing clinics - dates and times​

Public fishing clinics and community groups clinics are held around the state in venues such as Sandy Bay, Dover, St Helens, Coles Bay, Devonport and Georgetown. Details of events will be announced later in the year​. 

What do I bring?

  • Rods and gear are available to use.
  • PFDs are available to use and attendees may be asked to wear these if requested by a Fishcare Coordinator.
  • Bring warm clothing, sun protection, food and drink if required!

Fishing Clinic Tamar River

Fishing Clinic Tamar River

What is the Summer Fishing Program?

The aims of the program are:
  • To impart basic fishing skills including casting, knot tying and rigging to children and new fishers.
  • To teach responsible fishing practices such as measuring, handling and releasing your catch.
  • To promote recreational fishing as a fun outdoors activity.

Volunteering Opportunities

Are you interested in helping out at one of our fishing clinics?  Fishcare may need extra assistance with some of the Summer Fishing Clinics and it's a great way to see whether you'd enjoy joining us as a longer term volunteer.

Contact one of the Fishcare Coordinators to get more information if you are interested.


Fishcare South
Fishcare Coordinator South
1 Franklin Wharf​​
Hobart TAS 7000​​
Phone: 03 6165 3039

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

Fishcare North West
Fishcare Coordinator North West (Work days: Mon-Wed)
Cradle Coast Authority
Portside Building
3 Spring Street
Burnie TAS 7320
Phone: 03 6477 7835

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