Burnie-Devonport Area

Restrictions on netting and the use of set lines apply in some areas around Tasmania, mainly in rivers and estuaries to protect vulnerable species or sensitive habitats. Check for any restrictions in your area before you go fishing.

 

Inglis River

Upstream of a line between the seaward ends of the breakwaters on each side of the mouth and within 100 metres seaward of that line to the downstream side of the bridge carrying the C234 road. Spearing of flounder is allowed.

Map icon - no specialist lines, mullet, graball or other nets, bait traps and spears


Cam River

Upstream of the mouth including those waters within 300 metres to seaward to the downstream side of the bridge carrying the A2 road.

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Parsonage Point, Burnie

Waters bounded by a line commencing at the intersection of the high water mark and the line of longitude 145.9041 E to the point 41.0419 S / 145.9041 E to the point 41.0419 S / 145.8915 E then due south to high water mark.

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Emu River

Upstream of the mouth including those waters within 200 metres to seaward to the downstream side of the bridge carrying the A2 road.

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Blythe River

Upstream of the mouth including those waters within 100 metres of the seaward end of the rocks on the eastern shore at the mouth to the downstream side of the bridge carrying the A2 road.

Map icon - no specialist lines, mullet, graball or other nets and bait traps



Sulphur Creek

Upstream of the mouth to the railway bridge.

Map icon - no specialist lines, mullet, graball or other nets and bait traps



Leven River

Upstream of a line between the seaward ends of the breakwaters on each side of the mouth including waters within 100 metres seaward of that line to the downstream side of the bridge carrying the A1 road.

Map icon - no mullet, graball or other nets and no spears


Forth River

Upstream of a line across the river that follows the direction of The Esplanade and 200 metres to seaward of that line to the downstream side of the bridge carrying the A1 road.
Map icon - no specialist lines, mullet, graball or other nets


Lillico Beach

Waters enclosed within a 1 km radius of the Lillico Beach penguin viewing platform.

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Don River

Upstream of a line between Don Heads and the gun club building and including those waters within 100 metres to seaward of that line to the downstream side of the bridge carrying the railway across the river.
Map icon - no specialist lines, mullet, graball or other nets and bait traps


Mersey River

The river and its tributaries (including Horsehead creek) upstream of a line from the seaward end of the breakwater on the western shore to the first beacon on the eastern side of the river mouth including waters within 100 metres to seaward of that line to a line running north-east across the river from the junction of the B19 road and Tarleton Road on the western shore to the boat ramp on the eastern shore. Spearing of flounder is allowed.
Map icon - no mullet, graball or other nets and no spears



Net and Line Area Restrictions

Port Sorell

Is a Shark Refuge Area and the taking of shark is prohibited. The use of setlines, long and droplines and mullet nets is also prohibited.

Port Sorell - North of the Tongue

Upstream of a line through Griffiths Point in the east to Taroona Point in the west at the southern extremity of Hawley Beach to the line of latitude through the northern end of Dells Point, known as The Tongue.
Map icon - no specialist lines, mullet or graball nets


Port Sorell - South of the Tongue

Upstream of a line of latitude through the northern end of Dells Point, known as The Tongue to the bridges carrying the Frankford Road.
Map icon - no specialist lines, mullet, graball or other nets



Shark Refuge Areas

Port Sorell and its tributaries: no taking of shark, skates or rays. No set lines (lines of up to 30 hooks which are not in physical contact with the fisher) to be used in the waters south of a line through Griffiths Point in the east to Taroona Point in the west at the southern extremity of Hawley Beach. View a map.

Find out more about shark refuge areas.

Reserves and Research Areas

There are no reserves or research areas in this region of the State.  Find out more about Marine Reserves and Fisheries Research Areas.


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