Time to get your gear ready and check your licence. Recreational scallop season opens from Saturday 13 April for all waters except the D'Entrecasteaux Channel. A reminder that only the licence holder can dive for scallops.
Measuring gauges are available from Service Tasmania outlets.
Wetting a line at Easter?
Download the Tas Fish Guide app onto your phone before you head out fishing. You can check bag and size limits, then use it to identify and log your catch. There are even seafood cooking tips and recipes. Free for Android and iPhone.
Be a Tuna Champion
Being prepared to catch a big fish like the southern bluefin tuna means having the right gear and making sure it's in good condition. Looking after the fish when catching, handling, keeping or releasing it means the flesh will taste better if it's kept, or it will recover faster and be more likely to survive if released.
Everyone can be a Tuna Champion. Discover more at tunachampions.com.au or join the conversation on Facebook or Instagram.
Buying fish for Easter?
Report illegal fishing
You are not allowed to sell, buy or barter recreationally caught fish. Both the seller and purchaser may be liable for prosecution.
Saturday, 13 April
Recreational scallop season opens for all waters except the D'Entrecasteaux Channel
Tuesday, 30 April
Recreational rock lobster season closes for all lobster in the Eastern Region and females in the Western Region
Wednesday, 1 May
Banded morwong season re-opens for recreational and commercial fishing
Thursday 2 May - Saturday 4 May
Recreational Fisheries at AgFest, Cnr South and Seventh Streets, Quercus Park, Carrick
Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 May
IFS Trout Open Weekend, Liawenee Field Station, yingina/Great Lake
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Recreational Fisheries Section, DPIPWE
Phone: 1300 720 647