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.
  • 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​

All Fishcare events are run in accordance with COVID safety guidelines. Please pre-register for the events by emailing fishcare@dpipwe.tas.gov.au. Depending on numbers, you can register at the event.

​When
Where
Can I attend: Public Clinic or Community Group?
​Monday 4 January
​St Helens Wharf
​Poss'M'agic Fishing Clinic
​Tuesday 5 January
St Helens Wharf​ 10am - 1pm
​General Public Fishing Clinic
​Tuesday 5 January 
Sandy Bay​
​Community Group - Vacation Care
​Wednesday 6 January 
Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay​ 10am - 1pm
General Public Fishing Clinic
Fully Booked
Thursday 7 January
Binalong Bay Gulch 10am
Parks and Wildlife Ranger Program
Thursday 7 January
Pirates Bay
11:00am
Parks and Wildlife Ranger Program
​Saturday 9 January
​Eaglehawk Neck, Market
10:00 - 13:00
Parks and Wildlife Ranger Program
​Tuesday 12 January
​Sandy Bay
​Community Group - Vacation Care
​Wednesday 13 January
​Sandy Bay
​Community Group - Vacation Care
​Friday 15 January​​
George Town Pontoon
10am - 1pm​

General Public Fishing Clinic
​Friday 15 January

Short Beach, ​Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay
2pm - 4pm
General Public: Fishing Clinic and information session for multicultural fishers
Fully Booked
​Monday 18 January
Clarence Point Pontoon​
11am - 2pm

West Tamar Council & General Public Fishing Clinic
Tuesday 19 January​Stanley Wharf 10am - 1pmCircular Head Council General Public Fishing Clinic
​Tuesday 19 January
Dru Point, Margate​​Community Group - Margate Holiday Program
Tuesday 19 January
George Town Pontoon
​Community Group - Northern Vacational Care
Wednesday 20 January
Short beach, ​Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay 10am - 1pm
General Public Fishing Clinic
Fully Booked
​Thursday 21 January
​George Town Pontoon
​Reclink Tasmania Fishing Clinic

​Friday 22 January 
Short Beach, ​Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay 2pm - 4pm
General Public: Fishing Clinic and information session for multicultural fishers
Fully Booked
Tuesday 26 January
Sandy Bay Regatta, Long Beach 
Australia Day Event
​Friday 29 January
​Sandy Bay
​Community Group - Discovery Early Learning Vacational Care
​Saturday 30 January
​Coles Bay 10am - 2pm
General Public Fishing Clinic

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 our Fishcare Coordinators for more information.

Contact

Fishcare South
Fishcare Coordinator South
134 Macquarie St
Hobart TAS 7000​​
Phone: 03 6165 3039
Email: fishcaresouth@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

Fishcare North
Fishcare Coordinator​ North (Work days: Mon-Wed)
DPIPWE Mt Pleasant Offices
171 Westbury Road
Launceston TAS 7250
Phone: 03 6777 2082
Email: fishcarenorth@dpipwe.tas.gov.au

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