King Island

Where to fish

Popular fishing spots

Grassy Jetty, Bold Head, Naracoopa Jetty, Sea Elephant, Lavinia Point, Three Sisters, Phoques Bay, Currie and British Admiral Point.

What will I catch from shore?

  • Australian salmon, mullet, wrasse, gummy shark, sand flathead and snapper. 

Local fishing facts

  • From a boat you can also catch King George whiting, bluespotted flathead, barracouta, school and mako shark, garfish, squid, sea sweep and luderick.
  • Netting is not allowed in most rivers and estuaries. Please check the Recreational Sea Fishing Guide or Tas Fish Guide app for more information.
  • King Island is known for its large rock lobster, abalone fishing and commercial bull kelp industry.
  • Great surf-fishing action is available off King Island's beaches with catches including Australian salmon, gummy shark and mullet.
  • There are many remote fishing areas on King Island.  Report any suspected illegal fishing to Fishwatch on 0427 655 557.

    Contact

    ‚ÄčRecreational 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 1, 134 Macquarie St

    GPO Box 44

    Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550

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