All  the  latest  news  for  the  2012-13  sea fishing season  from the Recreational Fisheries  Section of  DPIPWE.

Community Fishing Forums
Community Fishing Forums are being held in the north and north west of the State next week.  The dates are St Helens - 18 March, Launceston - 19 March and Devonport - 20 March.  More details on the attached flyer. 

Come along to hear talks on Tasmania's recreational and commercial fisheries, participate in panel discussions and enjoy fishing gear demonstrations, responsible fishing advice and a barbeque with Fishcare.

  Scallop season opens on 23rd March
The 2013 scallop season opens on Saturday, 23 March this year and runs until July 31.  The D'Entrecasteaux Channel is closed for this season to protect scallop stocks, however all other State waters are open. 

Read more about rules and catch limits for recreational scallop fishing. 


Join Fishcare Tasmania on the North West Coast
Fishcare Tasmania is looking for new recruits on the North West Coast.  Becoming a volunteer is a great way to do your bit for Tasmania's fisheries and to meet other like-minded people.  Fishcare volunteers attend fishing events around the State and have the satisfaction of knowing they've made a difference.

Ring the North West Fishcare Regional Coordinator Damian Heran on (03) 6443 8624 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  More information at
  Like Fishcare on Facebook and Win!
Fishcare Tasmania is celebrating 3 months on Facebook and you could be a winner!  Like our page before Easter Thursday and you'll go in the draw to win a great Australian Fishing and Lure Encyclopaedia. 


More information?

  • call the Recreational Sea Fishing Line on (03) 6233 7042 or 1300 720 647;
  • email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; or
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