St Helens Region

Where to fish

Popular fishing spots

St Helens Wharf, Beauty Bay, Kirwans Beach, Talbot Street, Cunninghams Jetty, Stieglitz Jetty, Akaroa, Burns Bay, Maurouard Beach, Dora Point and Binalong Bay.

What can I catch from shore?

  • Sand flathead, bream, silver trevally, garfish, snapper and King George whiting. 

Local fishing facts

  • From a boat, you can also catch calamari and Australian salmon. Offshore species include tiger flathead, striped trumpeter, morwong, tuna, blue-eye trevalla and mako shark.
  • Georges Bay is a Shark Refuge Area. No taking of sharks, skates or rays other than elephantfish. Netting is also prohibited in the Bay.
  • A recreational only scalefishing area, Georges Bay is known for its diverse species including garfish, trevally, King George whiting and bream. 
  • The offshore waters of St Helens offer both deepsea and gamefishing action.  Fishing charters are available for both inside Georges Bay and offshore.

    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

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    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