Recreational fishers chase salmon escapees

​Recreational fishers are reporting catches of large-sized Atlantic salmon escapees in the D'Entrecasteaux Channel and Huon River areas following a recent escape event from a nearby aquaculture pen.

- A reminder that the bag limit is 12, possession limit 24 and there is no boat limit.
- If you are fishing in inland waters (only rod and line fishing is allowed), the bag limit is 5 and you need an inland fisheries licence.
- You cannot sell, buy, barter or raffle recreationally caught fish but you are allowed to give your catch away.

If you are using a net please remember:

  • the net soak time is no longer than 2 hours if you are in a Shark Refuge Area. This includes the D'Entrecasteaux Channel (North West Bay River and Huon River).
  • Inland waters in the Huon River commence upstream of the signage installed on the bank of Castle Forbes Bay and Glazier Bay. 
  • Night netting is not allowed and some areas are closed to netting.
  • Your net must be adequately weighted so it doesn't roll up and become a ghost net.
  • There must be buoys at each end marked with your licence code and 'G'.
  • Set over sand and not reef to avoid catching species such as bastard trumpeter.
  • Don't set nets near seabird rookeries.


Check the netting rules and the South East area net restrictions.

Published on: 9/13/2022

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