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Atlantic Salmon At Large

Atlantic Salmon At Large

Recently Atlantic salmon seems to be a very hot topic amongst local anglers, especially those in the south of the state in the D'Entrecasteaux area. Northern anglers should take a close look at the Tamar as there are opportunities here as well.  
The recent "great escape" has provided a perfect opportunity for fresh and saltwater anglers alike to experience some truly memorable sport. Tasmania's pristine, clean and cool waters are the perfect nursery for the Atlantic Salmon and as our local fish farms produce more and more fresh quality seafood it is a fact that there are going to be tangible consequences.

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ifs lobsterThe recreational rock lobster season is closed from next Tuesday 1st May for:

all rock lobster in the Eastern Region; and
for females in the Western Region.

You must have rock lobster pots and rings off the water in the Eastern Region by midnight on Monday 30th April. You cannot transit to or from the Western Region around Whale Head with lobster or gear on board during the Eastern Region closed season.

The season for males in the Western Region remains open until 31 August 2018.

Check season dates

 


Value your game fishing catch

With tuna season well underway make sure you have the latest information about responsible game fishing practices.

If catching and releasing:

Avoid long playing times by using heavier line;
Don't use a gaff;
Use a wet cloth to cover the eyes to help the fish settle while removing the hooks;
Release fish with minimal handling; and
Do not remove larger fish from the water. If photographing smaller fish hold horizontally, not unsupported by the tail.
If keeping your catch:

Quickly land, bleed and ice the fish to retain the best eating quality.


ifs poolSee you at AgFest

Bringing the kids to AgFest? Drop in to our display on Seventh Avenue so they can try fishing in the popular children's angling pond and check out the educational displays. IMAS will be also be on site with a fisheries research aquarium.

DPIPWE fishery staff will be available to answer queries. See you there in the Marine Section from May 3rd - 5th.


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Recreational Fisheries Section, DPIPWE
Phone: 1300 720 647
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Web: www.fishing.tas.gov.au

 

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