Fishcare Events


Calendar of Events

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

​10 - 13 February
Australian Wooden Boat Festival
Hobart Wharf

Gone Fishing Day

Gone Fishing Day 2022

Gone Fishing Day is a national fishing day celebrated each October around the country. It's a great opportunity to take family, mates or just yourself fishing in the great Tassie outdoors. ​

NRE Tas Recreational Fisheries and the Inland Fisheries Service work with fishing clubs around the state to support events held on the day. See the Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation​ page for more information.

Fishing Clinic Tamar River

Fishing Clinic Tamar River​

Open to Public Fishing Clinics

  • All ages and levels of expertise are welcome.
  • If numbers exceed safety levels, 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 Fishcare Coordinators if your group is interested in organising a clinic. 

What to bring

  • Rods and gear are available to use.
  • We have PFDs - you may be asked to wear one by Fishcare.
  • 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!


    Fishcare Volunteers North
    Fishcare Coordinator North (Work days: Mon-Wed)
    Mt Pleasant Offices
    171 Westbury Road
    Launceston TAS 7250
    Phone: 03 6777 2082

    Fishcare Volunteers South
    Fishcare Coordinator South
    134 Macquarie St
    Hobart TAS 7000
    Phone: 03 6165 3039


    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


    Commercial Fisheries

    Level 3, 134 Macquarie St

    GPO Box 44

    Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550


    Commercial Fisheries Licensing

    Level 3, 134 Macquarie St

    GPO Box 44

    Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550