*Changes to Macquarie Harbour apply from 1 November, 2022.
Restrictions on netting and the use of set lines apply in some areas around Tasmania, mainly in rivers and estuaries to protect vulnerable species or sensitive habitats. Check the restrictions in your area before you go fishing.
Upstream from the mouth of the lagoon.
Maugean skate alert - Macquarie Harbour
The endangered Maugean skate is only found in Macquarie Harbour.
Check the recreational netting rules for Macquarie Harbour including netting hours and soak times.
Macquarie Harbour - Entrance
South of a straight line extending due east from latitude 42°12'43.2"S / longitude 145°12'50.4"E to latitude 42°12'43.2"S / longitude 145°13'33.6"E to a straight line of longitude 145°13'29.6"E between
Willington Point to Braddon Point.
Macquarie Harbour - Shoreline Waters
All waters of Macquarie Harbour seaward from the low water mark (marked in grey on the map) to the prescribed baselines.
Macquarie Harbour - Internal Waters and Birchs Inlet
Water enclosed by a line running from Dead Horse Pt to King Pt along high water to Connellys Pt to Sophia Pt (through Philips Is) to Gould Pt to Charcoal Burners Bluff to Gordon Pt along high water to 42°26'06"S/145°27'28"E at Shamrock Pt to 42°26'17"S/145°26'49"E at Henrietta Creek along high water to Backagain Pt to Channel Beacon at 42°14'44.1"S/145°17'14.7"E to Channel Beacon at 42°13'53.1"S/145°18'33.3"E to the eastern side of Neck Island to Buoy Pt to Dead Horse Pt. Incldes the Narrows and Lower end of Birchs Inlet below Pine Creek.
Macquarie Harbour - South East
South and east of a line between Gordon Point and Charcoal Burners Bluff.
Upstream from a line 100 m seaward of mouth.
Upstream of a line through Pieman Head along longitude 144˚ 55' E.
Reserves and Research Areas
There are no reserves or research areas in this region of the State. More information about Marine Reserves
Fisheries Research Areas
Shark Refuge Areas
There are no shark refuge areas in this area of the State. More information about
shark refuge areas
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