Fishing Safety

​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 from Royal Life Saving Australia.

More information

More safety tips are available from safefishing.com.au


    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