fisheriestas2019 04 10Time 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.


Scallop rules reminder

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.

Tas Fish Guide

Tuna Champions


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 or join the conversation on Facebook or Instagram.

Buying fish for Easter?


Make sure it comes from a licensed fish retailer or commercial fisher who should supply a receipt. If someone offers you fish and it appears illegal, phone Fishwatch on 0427 655 557 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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.

Fishing reminders

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

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