Recreational Fishing

‚ÄčTasmanians fish recreationally for a range of saltwater species such as flathead, salmon, bream, tuna and rock lobster using gear including rods, nets and pots.

In this Topic

  • COVID-19 Recreational Fishing Information
    Information on recreational fishing during the COVID-19 situation.
  • Recreational Sea Fishing Licences
    Buy your fishing licence online. Find out what types of fishing you need a recreational licence for in Tasmania.
  • Recreational Fishing Seasons
    Open and closed seasons for recreational fisheries including rock lobster (crayfish), squid, scallops, striped trumpeter and banded morwong.
  • Size and Bag Limits
    Size, bag and possession limits for recreational fish including flathead, flounder, salmon, squid and shark species.
  • Area Restrictions
    Area restrictions may apply in reserves and research areas, sheltered and inland waters and sensitive habitats.
  • Rock Lobster and Crab
    Licences, gear restrictions, area restrictions, size, bag and possession limits apply for rock lobster (crayfish).
  • Abalone
    Licences, catch limits, gear and area restrictions apply for recreational abalone fishing.
  • Scalefish
    Rules relating to recreational scalefish and shark fishing including area, gear, size and possession limits.
  • Scallop Fishing
    Information on recreational scallop licence, season dates, bag limits and area restrictions in Tasmania.
  • Other Fisheries
    Other popular recreational fisheries including oysters, mussels, clams, seaweed collecting, shell collection and home aquariums.
  • Aboriginal Fishing
    Information on Aboriginal cultural fishing and gear marking in Tasmania.
  • Rules in Other Languages
    Rules and fishing information for fishers from other languages and cultures.

Contact

Recreational Fishing Enquiries
Recreational Fisheries Section
Level 3, 134 Macquarie St
Hobart TAS 7001
Phone: 03 6165 3233, 1300 720 647
Email: fishing.enquiries@dpipwe.tas.gov.au