Fishing conditions in Tasmania can be cold and rough whether you are fishing from the shore around the coastline or from a boat at sea. It’s important you take steps to stay safe before heading out on your fishing trip.
Sea fishing safety
Marine and Safety Tasmania is the managing authority responsible for ensuring the safe operation of vessels and environmental issues relating to vessels.
For safe boating information including planning your trip, making sure your boat is well maintained, not overloaded and has the required safety equipment. See the MAST website.
Inland fishing safety
Visit the Inland Fisheries website for freshwater fishing safety information including boat and wader safety.
Rock fishing safety
Don’t put your life on the line. Rock fishing from rocky ledges and headlands can be dangerous.
Find out more about staying safe while rock fishing including wearing a lifejacket from Royal Life Saving Australia.
More safety tips are available from safefishing.com.au