fisheriesSchool holiday fishing clinics

Looking for an activity to get the kids out of doors these school holidays?

Free fishing clinics are being held in January at local jetties around the state from Dover to St Helens to Devonport. All ages and abilities are welcome.

New fishers learn basic skills like setting up a rod, casting, how to measure your catch and to fish responsibly. Rods and gear are provided.

Dates and details


Go Fishing

Bought your licence yet?

Don't leave buying your licence to the last minute this festive season, even if you're buying it online. Only major Service Tasmania shops will be open for business during the Christmas period.

Licences can be purchased now at Service Tasmania or online at


The Recreational Fishing Section, Wild Fisheries Management Branch will be closed from 3:00 pm, 24 December 2019 until 2 January 2020.

Give a fishy Christmas gift

Fishes of Tasmania posters


If you're looking for a last minute Christmas gift idea, why not surprise your favourite fisher with a set of Fishes of Tasmania posters?

·Set 1 includes: 40 Recreational Sea Fishes, Crustaceans & Molluscs, Ten Most Wanted Scale Fishes, Sharks, Skates & Rays; and

·Set 2 includes: Games Fishes, Flatheads, Dangerous & Unusual and Protected Fishes.

Available from Service Tasmania shops for the low price of $20 per set of 4.

Is your seafood legally caught?

Report illegal fishing


If you are buying rock lobster or other seafood this festive season make sure it is legally caught. Commercially purchased lobster should have a Government issued tag attached. Recreationally caught lobsters have either the central tail fan clipped or a 10 mm hole.

If you are offered a dodgy seafood deal please contact Fishwatch on 0427 655 557 with the details.

Remember it is illegal to sell, buy, barter or raffle any recreationally caught fish. Both the seller and the purchaser are liable for prosecution.

Recreational Fisheries Section, DPIPWE
Phone: 1300 720 647
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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