Recreational Sea Fishing Guide

A guide to Tasmania's recreational sea fishing rules from 1 November 2018 to 31 October 2019 published by the Recreational Fisheries Section of the Wild Fisheries Management Branch.

Free printed copies of the Guide are available at your nearest Service Tasmania shop. It is also provided below, split into multiple PDF files for easy downloading.

View the Recreational Sea Fishing Guide online:
Recreational Sea Fishing Guide 2018-19 Complete Edition (15 MB)
Contents/What's New pp 1-11
Licences and Seasons pp 12-14
Scalefish and Shark pp 15-31
Abalone pp 32-34
Rock Lobster pp 35-40
Other Fisheries pp 41-47
Eating Seafood Safely pp 48-49
Area Restrictions pp 50-74
Contacts and Quick Reference pp 75-80

This Guide also comes in an interactive format as a phone app. Download Tas Fish Guide - free for iPhone, iPad and Android.

Accessibility Information

All content contained in the Recreational Fishing Guide is available in an accessible version on sea fishing webpages within this site. Links to the following most popular pages are listed here:

Recreational Fishing Licences
Recreational Seasons
Catch Limits
Area Restrictions
Biotoxin Events
Fish Facts
Commercial Fishing


Recreational Fishing Enquiries
Recreational Fisheries Section
1 Franklin Wharf
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3233, 1300 720 647

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