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Recreational Sea Fishing Guide
The 2014-15 Recreational Sea Fishing Guide is now available! Pick up a copy from Service Tasmania outlets, tackle shops or read it online. Fishers can use the Guide to check up on bag, size and possession limits before they head out fishing this season.


Recreational sea fishing licences for abalone, rock lobster, scallops, nets and set lines are now available from Service Tasmania and online.

Rock Lobster Season Dates
The recreational rock lobster fishery in the Eastern Region will open on 15 November 2014, (the third Saturday in November). The Western Region opened last Saturday, 1 November.

For a map of rock lobster regions, size and catch limit details, see Page 57 of the Guide, the Tas Fish Guide App or go to our website at

Squid Seasonal Closure
There is currently a squid and calamari closure in place for recreational and commercial fishers for waters from the southern end of Wineglass Bay south to the northern end of Marion Bay Beach until the area re-opens on 15 November.

The closure is to protect spawning calamari in defined east coast waters.

Fisheries Tasmania Facebook Page
Follow the Fisheries Tasmania Facebook page for all the latest recreational and commercial fisheries news for Tasmania. We'll keep you updated on fishing rules and news, season information and research outcomes.

Download the Tas Fish Guide App
Tas Fish Guide, the Department's FREE recreational fishing app has had a fantastic reception from the Tasmanian fishing public with over 15,000 downloads.

More information?

  • download the Tas Fish Guide phone app or pick up a copy of the Recreational Sea Fishing Guide;
  • call the Recreational Sea Fishing Line on 1300 720 647;
  • Like Fisheries Tasmania on Facebook; or
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