Recreational Fishing

​​​​​​​​​Tasmanians fish recreationally for a range of saltwater species such as flathead, salmon, bream, tuna and rock lobster using gear including rods, nets and pots.
  • Recreational Sea Fishing Licences
    Buy your fishing licence online. Find out what types of fishing you need a recreational licence for in Tasmania.
  • Rules
    Everything you need to know including size and bag limits, gear, bait and area restrictions.
  • Fishing by Species
    Specific rules apply when fishing for some species such as rock lobster, abalone and scallops.
  • Fishing Guides
    Fishing guides are available for your phone or in printed form.
  • Fishing Tips
    Tips on where to fish, responsible fishing, safety, cooking.
  • Recreational Strategy
    A 10-year strategy has been developed to guide Tasmania's recreational sea fishing future.

Contact

Recreational Fishing Enquiries
Level 3, 134 Macquarie St
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3233, 1300 720 647
Email: fishing.enquiries@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