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Species Guide

30 Most Caught Fish

A selection from our extensive fish guide. From size and bag limits to cooking methods.

Guide to symbols

bag Bag Limit

house Possession Limit

boat Boat Limit

Licence requiredAbalone blacklip

Abalone - Blacklip

Barracouta

Barracouta

Bream black

Bream - Black

Cod bearded

Cod - Bearded Rock

Sand Flathead

Flathead - Sand

Flathead tiger

Flathead - Tiger

Flounder greenback

Flounder - Greenback

Garfish

Garfish - Southern

Gurnard common

Gurnard - Common

Leatherjacket

Leatherjacket

Mackerel jack

Mackerel - Jack

Morwong jackass

Morwong - Jackass

Mullet yelloweye

Mullet - Yelloweye

pike longfin

Pike - Longfin

Licence requiredrock lobster southern

Rock Lobster - Southern

atlantic salmon

Salmon - Atlantic

australian salmon

Salmon - Australian

Licence requiredcommerical scallop

Scallop - Commercial

gummy shark

Shark - Gummy

snapper

Snapper

calamari squid

Squid - Calamari

goulds squid

Squid - Goulds

silver trevally

Trevally - Silver

stripey trumpeter

Trumpeter - Striped

albacore tuna

Tuna - Albacore

southern bluefin tuna

Tuna Southern Bluefin

Blue Warehou

Warehou - Blue

king george whiting

Whiting - King George

school whiting

Whiting - School

bluethroated wrasse male

Wrasse - Bluethroat

man fishing

Where to fish

Fishing spot suggestion and area restrictions

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News and Events

Catch up on the fishing news.

Australian salmon in knotless landing net
13/3/2024

Tips for hooking and cooking Australian salmon

Australian salmon are a great species to catch from shore or boat. Here are a few things you can do to increase your chance of hooking one.

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Large tiger flathead catch
23/2/2024

No commercial take of sand flathead in state waters

Sand flathead is now a recreational-only species, placing the rebuild of Tasmania’s favourite recreational fish directly in the hands of recreational fishers.

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Rock lobster translocation
13/11/2023

Translocation boosting rock lobster stock recovery on East Coast

Approximately 175 000 lobsters are set to be translocated to the East Coast this season, enough to offset the entire East Coast recreational and commercial catch from 2022/23.

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Hotline

Fishwatch Report illegal fishing

0427 655 557

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Contact us

Recreational Fishing

Level 3, 134 Macquarie St

Hobart TAS 7000

Phone: (03) 6165 3233, 1300 720 647

Email: fishing.enquiries@nre.tas.gov.au

Commercial Fisheries

Level 3, 134 Macquarie St

GPO Box 44

Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550

Email: commercial.fisheries@nre.tas.gov.au

Commercial Fisheries Licensing

Level 1, 134 Macquarie St

GPO Box 44

Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550

Email: fishing.licensing@nre.tas.gov.au