South East 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.


Net and Line Area Restrictions

River Derwent

The River Derwent is a Shark Refuge Area and, as such, the taking of shark, skates and rays is prohibited. The use of set lines and mullet nets is also prohibited.

River Derwent - Middle and Upper

Upstream of a line from the Crayfish Point boat ramp to Droughty Point to the seaward limit at the parallel of latitude of the eastern extremity of Dogshear Point.
Map icon - no specialist lines, mullet, graball or other nets and bait traps


See information about Derwent River Bream Fishing Area.

River Derwent - Entrance

South of a line from the Crayfish Point boat ramp to Droughty Point to a line from Piersons Point to Dennes Point to Cape Direction.




Kingston Beach and Blackmans Bay

In the river and inshore west of a line from Bonnet Point at Kingston to Soldiers Rocks at Blackmans Bay. Map icon - no specialist lines, mullet, graball or other nets and bait traps



Stinkpot Bay

Upstream of a line from the boat ramp at Dru Point to the western point of Stinkpot Bay.
Map icon - no specialist lines, mullet, graball or other nets and bait traps


See information on Taroona Waters Research Area at Crayfish Point.

Net and Line Area Restrictions

D'Entrecasteaux Channel

The D'Entrecasteaux Channel including North West Bay River and Huon River is a Shark Refuge Area and, as such, the taking of shark, skates and rays is prohibited. The use of set, long and droplines and mullet nets is also prohibited.

The area bounded in the south by a line from Scott Point to the northern tip of Partridge Island, then from the southern tip of that island to Labillardiere Peninsula and in the north by a line from Dennes Point to Piersons Point.
Map icon - no specialist lines, mullet nets and bait traps


Huon River

Upstream of a line from the navigation light on Brabazon Point to the western side of the river.
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Neck Beach

Waters west of a line commencing at 43.2436 S / 147.4017 E at Mars Bluff to the point 43.3108 S / 147.3203 E at the southern end of Neck Beach.

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Esperance River

Upstream of a line between Slacks Point and Hawkers Point.
Map icon - no specialist lines, mullet, graball or other nets and bait traps


Stringers Cove

Within the cove or 100 m seaward.
Map icon - no mullet or graball nets


Cloudy Bay Lagoon

Upstream of a line extending from the south-western tip of the spit at the western end of Cloudy Beaches and then west to the opposite shore.
Map icon - no specialist lines, mullet, graball or other nets and bait traps


Net and Line Area Restrictions

Southport Area

Lune River and Hastings Bay:
upstream of a straight line across the channel south of Bream Bay at latitude 43.4472S.
Map icon - no specialist lines, mullet, graball or other nets and bait traps


Southport - Western Side of Bay: waters to the west of an imaginary line running due south from Martyns Point to a second straight line across the channel south of Bream Bay at latitude 43.4472S.
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Southport - Eastern Side of Bay: West of a line from Southport Bluff to Burnett Point.
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Southport Lagoon: upstream from the mouth of the lagoon.
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Net and Line Area Restrictions

Recherche Bay Area

Blackswan Lagoon: upstream of a line from the southern tip of Little Lagoon Beach and west to the other shore.
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Catamaran River: those waters within 200 m to seaward of the mouth.
Map icon - no specialist lines, mullet, graball or other nets and bait traps


D'Entrecasteaux River: upstream of a line from the intersection of the Cockle Creek Road and the Leprena Track to the northern end of Coal Pit Bight to the mouth of the D'Entrecasteaux River.
Map icon - no specialist lines, mullet, graball or other nets and bait traps


Recherche Bay: west of a line from Sullivan Point to the navigation light on Fishers Point.
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Reserves and Research Areas

Ninepin Point Marine Nature Reserve - No fishing or setting of fishing gear is allowed. View a map of this reserve.

Tinderbox Marine Nature Reserve - No fishing or setting of fishing gear is allowed. Fish caught outside the reserve can be landed at the boat ramp. A dive trail has been established in the reserve and to protect divers, power boats are excluded from the areas located either side of the boat ramp. View a map of this reserve.

Taroona Waters Reserve and Research Area - Taroona Waters extends from a south-easterly arc 800 metres from the shore at the end of Nubeena Crescent continuing 800 metres offshore to the boat ramp on Taroon Beach. A 200 metre buffer zone surrounds the reserve starting from the shore of the Seaview Avenue walking track and 200 metres west of the boat ramp at Taroona Beach. You may possess rock lobster or abalone taken outside the reserve on a boat that is transiting the buffer zone to or from the Taroona Beach boat ramp. View a map of this reserve.

More information about Marine Reserves and Fisheries Research Areas.

Shark Refuge Areas

The taking of shark, skates and rays is prohibited as is the use of set lines and mullet nets in the following areas: Derwent River and tributaries and D'Entrecasteaux Channel (includes North West Bay River and Huon River) between a line from Scott Point to north Partridge Island then from south Partridge Island to Labillardiere Peninsula in the south and a line from Dennes Point to Piersons Point in the north.

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More information about shark refuge areas.

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