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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.

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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.

Blacklip abalone
30/11/2022

Total allowable catch set for commercial abalone fishery

The total allowable catch for the commercial abalone fishery has been set for the 2023 season.

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Garfish recreational catch
14/11/2022

Garfish spawning closures

Seasonal spawning closures for garfish will apply to both recreational and commercial fishers for the first time from November 2022.

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Gillnetting in Tasmania
1/11/2022

Macquarie Harbour netting changes

Changes to recreational netting in Macquarie Harbour are being implemented to reduce interactions with endangered Maugean skates.

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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 3, 134 Macquarie St

GPO Box 44

Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550

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