Summer Fishing Program

​​​​​​​​​​​January 2020 - Let's go fishing!

Go fishing this summer with Fishcare!  

Free fishing clinics are being held around the state this January, 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​




​Can I attend: Public Clinic or Community Group?

Thursday, 19 December
Short Beach, Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay
4.00 - 6.00pm
Open to Public: Fishing Clinic and information session for multicultural fishers.
Contact: Fishcare South
​Thursday, 9 January
​Sandy Bay
11.00am - 1.00pm
​Community Group - Mount Stuart Vacation Care
​Monday, 13 January
​George Town Pier
​11.00am - 2.00pm
​Community Group - Northern Vocational Care
​Tuesday, 14 January
​Stanley or Burnie
​2.00 - 4.00pm
​Community Group - Youth and Family Community Connections
Wednesday, 15 January
​Dover Far South Wilderness Camp
10.00am - 3.00pm​ ​Open to Public
Contact: Fishcare South
​Friday, 17 January
Dru Point, Margate
​10.00am - 12.00pm
​Community Group - Stepping Stones
​Monday, 20 January
​St Helens Wharf
​10.00am - 1.00pm
​Community Group - Poss'M'agic Day Care
Tuesday, 21 January
​St Helens Wharf
​10.00am - 1.00pm
​Open to Public​
Contact: Fishcare North​
Wednesday, 22 January
Short Beach, Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay4.00 - 6.00pmOpen to Public: Fishing Clinic and information session for multicultural fishers.
Contact: Fishcare South
​Friday, 24 January
Mussel Rock Lighthouse, Devonport
10.00am - 1.00pm​ ​Open to Public
Contact: Devonport City Council
Ph: 6424 0511
​Tuesday, 28 January
​George Town Pier, Launcesto​n
​10.00am - 1.00pm
Open to Public
Contact: George Town Council
Ph: 6382 8800

​Wednesday, 29 January
​Clarence Point Boat Ramp/Pontoon​, Launceston
11.00am - 1.00pm
Open to Public
Contact: West Tamar Council
Ph: 6383 6350
​Thursday, 30 January
​Coles Bay (Tour Boat wharf)
​10.00am - 2.00pm Open to Public
Contact: Fishcare South
​Thursday, 30 January 

Mussel Rock Lighthouse, Devonport
​3.00 - 5.00pm
Open to Public
Contact: Devonport City Council
Ph: 6424 0511

​Tuesday, 4 February 

​Hillwood Pontoon, Launceston 
​4:00 - 6:00pm 
​Open to public: Fishing Clinic and information seesion for multicultural fishers. 
Contact: Fishcare North​

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

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