Events

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​We run a range of events to engage and educate fishers and the wider community including fishing clinics and discovery days. You can also catch up with staff and volunteers at regional fishing and community shows and events.​

Calendar of Events

Fishcare run all fishing clinics and events in accordance with COVID safety guidelines.

If the weather is poor, the event may be cancelled and you will be notified by email.

You only need to book tickets for active participants. Family members welcome to come along.

Registration for the public clinics is now open. ​

Date​
Where
Details
Friday 27 Jan
​Georgetown
York Cove Pontoons
Learn to Fish, Healthy Georgetown Event
More details
​Saturday 28 Jan

Volunteer Marine Rescue Ulverstone Open Day
​Public Event
​Monday 30 Jan


​Burnie
Session 1: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Flathead Discovery Day
Session 1: Reserve a spot
​Session 2: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
​Session 2: Reserve a spot
​Session 3: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
​Session 3: Reserve a spot​
​​Tuesday 31 Jan


Launceston
Session 1: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Flathead Discovery Day
Session 1: Reserve a spot
​​Session 2: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Session 2: Reserve a spot
​​Session 3: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Session 3: Reserve a spot​
​Thursday 2 Feb


St Helens
Session 1: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Flathead Discovery Day
Session 1: Reserve a spot
​Session 2: 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Session 2: Reserve a spot
​Session 3: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Session 3: Reserve a spot​
​Saturday 4 Feb

Geilston Bay
Session 1: 10:30am - 12:30pm
Flathead Discovery Day
Session 1: Reserve a spot
​Session 2: 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Session 2: Reserve a spot​​​
​​10 - 13 February
​Australian Wooden Boat Festival
​Hobart Wharf
​Saturday 25 Feb
​Exeter Show
​Public Event
Saturday, ​18 March
​Bream Creek Show
​Bream Creek

Public Clinics 

  • Everyone is welcome, see dates and times above.
  • ​All ages and levels of expertise are welcome.
  • If numbers exceed safety levels, participants actively fishing on the platform may be limited, but everyone gets a turn!
  • Parents are responsible for supervising their children.​

​​Community Group Clinics

Not open to the public, organised with Fishcare by prior arrangement. Contact one of our Coordinators (contact details below) if your group is interested in organising a clinic.

​What to bring

  • Rods and gear are available to use.
  • We have PFDs - Fishcare may ask you to wear one.
  • Bring warm clothing, sun protection, food and drink if required.

What will I learn?

  • Basic fishing skills including casting, knot tying and rigging.
  • Responsible fishing such as measuring, handling and releasing your catch.
  • How to have fun in the Tassie outdoors!

Fishing Clinic Tamar River

Fishing Clinic Tamar River​


    Contact

    Fishcare Volunteers North
    Fishcare Coordinator North (Work days: Mon-Wed)
    Mt Pleasant Offices
    171 Westbury Road
    Launceston TAS 7250
    Phone: 03 6777 2082
    Email: fishcarenorth@nre.tas.gov.au

    Fishcare Volunteers South
    Fishcare Coordinator South
    134 Macquarie St
    Hobart TAS 7000
    Phone: 03 6165 3039
    Email: fishcaresouth@nre.tas.gov.au

    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