Recreational Limits, Seasons, Area and Gear RestrictionsA wide range of fish species are caught recreationally in Tasmania by a variety of fishing methods. Different rules apply depending on the gear type, fish species, area and season. It is important that you familiarise yourself with bag, size and possession limits before you go fishing. Area restrictions include marine reserves and research areas, net and line restrictions, shark refuge areas and seaward limits for rivers.
Minimum and maximum size limits for recreational fish species such as flathead, Australian salmon and flounder.
|Bag and Possession Limits|
Bag and possession and on-water limits for Tasmanian scalefish, shark, crustacean, mollusc, shellfish and other species.
Open and closed seasons in Tasmania for recreational fisheries including rock lobster (crayfish), squid and calamari, scallops, striped trumpeter, giant crab and banded morwong.
|What Gear Can I Use?|
Information on recreational fishing gear that can be used, including nets, lines, hooks, rods, squid jigs, traps, spears and buoys.
|Maps - Fishing Restrictions by Region|
Maps showing net and line area restrictions for recreational fishers.
|Marine Reserves and Fisheries Research Areas|
Fishing restrictions may apply in marine nature reserves, fisheries research areas and other sheltered areas or sensitive habitats.
Find out whether marine or freshwater fisheries rules apply in rivers and estuaries.
Rules applying to the types of bait that can be used for sea fishing in Tasmania.
|Rock Lobster Area Restrictions|
Eastern and Western Regions and other area restrictions apply when fishing and possessing rock lobster in Tasmania.
|Shark Refuge Areas|
There are fishing gear and species restrictions in shark refuge areas.
|Recreational Abalone Fishing Closures and Protocols|
Details of the declared abalone and rock lobster possession exclusion zone in Bass Strait and cleaning protocols.
|Marine Farms - Fishing Restrictions|
Access for recreational fishing in marine farming areas is restricted.
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