Fishing News 27/10/2015
Licences now on sale
Recreational sea fishing licences for abalone, rock lobster, scallops, nets and set lines are now available from Service Tasmania and online.
Please note that licence refunds will not be granted if you are unable to fish in some waters due to biotoxin closures. Read more below.
Recreational Sea Fishing Guide
The 2015-16 Recreational Sea Fishing Guide is out now. Pick up a copy now from Service Tasmania shops, tackle shops or read it online.
Tas Fish Guide app
A new iPhone version of the Tas Fish Guide will be available shortly which has fixed an issue some users are experiencing with maps. An Android update will also be released soon.
New features to look out for are LIST maps for the Android version, sharing your catch logs on social media and 15 extra fish!
Seasons and closures
The annual squid closure from Lemon Rock (south of Wineglass Bay) to the northern end of Marion Bay is now in place until 14 November.
The striped trumpeter season re-opens on 1 November.
The scheduled recreational rock lobster season opening dates are: Western Region - 7 November; and Eastern Region - 21 November.
Rock lobster samples collected from the Maria Island Zone in late September have returned PST levels in the gut and organs that were above the maximum prescribed limits, triggering further sampling this week. In the Upper East Zone, elevated PST levels in bivalve shellfish samples have also triggered lobster sampling this week.
The results for both these biotoxin zones are anticipated in the week commencing 9 November, prior to the opening of the scheduled 2015-16 Eastern Region recreational rock lobster season. The open/closed status of these zones will be determined by the results. Recreational rock lobster fishers are advised to check the Department's website and Fisheries Tasmania Facebook page for the latest information.
Recreational Fisheries Section, DPIPWE
Phone: 1300 720 647
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