Smithton and Circular Head

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.

 

Arthur River

Upstream of an imaginary line running north across the river from Gardiner Point to an imaginary straight line running across the river at grid reference 303452/5452424.
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Net and Line Area Restrictions

Mosquito Inlet

South of a line from the northern tip of Back Banks to Egging Point and west to the shore of Robbins Island.

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Robbins Passage

The area bounded in the west by a line from Woolnorth Point to the northern tip of Kangaroo Island and then to Bird Point on Robbins Island, and bounded in the east by a line from Cape Elie on Robbins Island to Shipwreck Point on Perkins Island. Beach seine nets are not allowed.  Bait nets and cast nets are allowed.

 

Net and Line Area Restrictions

Duck Bay

The bay with seaward boundaries defined by a line from Kingston Point to Eagle Point, and at the northern end of the channel known as The Jam.

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East and West Inlet

South of a line from the north extremity of Black River Beach to the east extremity of Anthony Beach.

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Black River

Upstream of the mouth and including those waters within 100 metres to seaward of the mouth to the bridge carrying the A2 road across the river.

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Sawyer Bay

West of a line from the northern tip of Black River Beach to a point 500 metres off the shore and due south of the western wave wall of Fishermans Dock and within 500 metres of the shore around The Nut to the eastern end of Godfreys Beach.

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Godfreys Beach, Stanley

Waters within an imaginary straight line extending from the existing no netting boundary to the easternmost point of the first small headland north of Godfreys Beach.

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Detention River

Upstream of the mouth between Hellyer Beach and Forwards Beach and including those waters within 100 metres to seaward of the mouth to the downstream side of the bridge carring the A2 road across that river.

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Reserves and Research Areas

Doughboys Research Area: no taking of fish by diving within the area of water bounded by a line from from 144˚40'3.86"E/40˚40'6.65"S to 144˚40'58.87"E/40˚40'6.65"S to 144˚40'58.87E/40˚40'24.65"S to 144˚40'3.86"E/40˚40'24.65"S. View a map of this area.

More information about Marine Reserves and Fisheries Research Areas.

Shark Refuge Areas

There are no shark refuge areas in this area of the State. Find out more about Shark Refuge Areas.

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