North East Coast and Flinders Island

​​Where to fish​

Fishing Hotspots - North East and Flinders Island

Popular fishing spots

North East - Bridport, Waterhouse, Tomahawk, Petal Point, Little & Great Musselroe Bays, Eddystone Point, Ansons Bay.  

Flinders Island - Whitemark Wharf, Lady Barron Wharf, Settlement Point, Palana and North East River.

What will I catch from shore?

  • Sand flathead, Australian salmon, silver trevally, gummy shark, calamari and wrasse.

Local fishing facts

  • Beach fishing, diving and offshore fishing are all on offer in this region.  Species commonly caught include silver trevally, napper and yellowtail kingfish. Charters are available.
  • Several types of large flathead are caught here including snad, tiger and bluespotted flathead.  They can be identified by their body colour and tail markings.
  • Ansons Bay is a recreational-only fishing area valued for its bream and King George whiting.  Shellfish can also be collected from intertidal areas by hand. Follow any public health alerts relating to eating wild shellfish.
  • Large-sized limpets occur in this area, particularly on Flinders Island.  Limpets are a protected species and cannot be taken, except by Aboriginal fishers.

Download the Fishing Hot Spot Information Map

Download this regional fishing information map and rules guide for the North East Coast and Flinders Island as a colour PDF which can be easily printed.  Includes where to fish, which fish can be caught, bait and gear information, local fishing facts and sea fishing rules information.


    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

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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