Area Restrictions

Recreational fishing is permitted in most Tasmanian waters but there are some restrictions. Rules may apply in estuaries and rivers, reserves and research areas, sensitive habitats and marine farm lease areas. Interactive maps you can use while out on the water fishing are available in the Tas Fish Guide phone app.
  • Marine Reserves
    Generally fishing by any method is prohibited in marine reserves except for some areas where restricted recreational and commercial fishing is allowed.
  • Fisheries Research Areas
    Fishing restrictions of different types may apply in fisheries research areas depending on the research being conducted.
  • Calamari closure areas
    Areas around Tasmania's north and east coasts close seasonally to protect spawning calamari and squid.
  • Net and Line Restrictions
    Maps showing net and line area restrictions for recreational fishers.
  • Shark Refuge Areas
    There are fishing gear and species restrictions in shark refuge areas.
  • Seaward Limits and Inland Waters
    Do marine or freshwater fisheries rules apply in rivers, estuaries and lagoons?
  • Marine Farms - Fishing Advice
    Access for recreational fishing in marine farming areas is restricted.

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 3, 134 Macquarie St

GPO Box 44

Phone: (03) 6165 3000, 1300 368 550

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