Rules

​Before you go fishing, make sure you are familiar with the recreational fishing seasons and rules for Tasmania.

By following the rules you will help keep our fish stocks sustainable and ensure there are fish for future generations to enjoy.

The rules can also be found in the Tas Fish Guide phone app and in the printed Recreational Sea Fishing Guide.​

  • Recreational Fishing Seasons
    Open and closed seasons for recreational and commercial fisheries including rock lobster (crayfish), squid, scallops, striped trumpeter and banded morwong.
  • Size and Bag Limits
    Size, bag and possession limits for recreational fish including flathead, flounder, salmon, squid and shark species.
  • Gear
    Information on recreational fishing gear including nets, lines, hooks, rods, squid jigs, traps, spears and buoys.
  • Area Restrictions
    Area restrictions may apply in reserves and research areas, sheltered and inland waters and sensitive habitats.
  • Bait
    Rules applying to the types of bait that can be used for sea fishing in Tasmania.
  • Measuring Scalefish and Shark
    How to measure different scalefish and shark species and rules to follow when removing shark fins.

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 1, 134 Macquarie St

GPO Box 44

Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550

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