Gone Fishing Day
This Sunday, 18 October is national Gone Fishing Day. It's a great chance to get family and friends together and explore local fishing spots.
You can also register for prizes through the National Gone Fishing Day website.
Due to Covid group restrictions, Fishcare isn't running any organised events but we're encouraging everyone to throw a line in. Try to keep groups small and follow social distancing guidelines at your local fishing spot.
Recreational fishing consultation sessions
Recreational fishing in Tasmania
Don't miss your chance to have a say on a range of proposed initiatives at one of our consultation meetings for the Tasmanian Recreational Sea Fishing Strategy that are still being held around the state:
· Lindisfarne - Monday, October 12 (sessions from 4pm)
· Eaglehawk Neck - Tuesday, October 13
· Midway Point - Wednesday, October 14
· Hobart - Thursday, October 15
· Hobart (multicultural fishers) - Monday, October 19
Comment using the online form or attend one of the consultation sessions we are holding around the state. The comment period is open until 25 October.
East Coast squid closure
A reminder to fishers that waters around the upper south east coast including Great Oyster Bay and Mercury Passage will be closed from 15 October to 14 November inclusive to protect spawning squid and calamari.
15 Oct-14 Nov 2020 inclusive
East Coast spawning squid area closed (includes Great Oyster Bay and Mercury Passage).
25 Oct 2020
Recreational Sea Fishing Strategy discussion paper public comment period closes.
1 November 2020
North Coast spawning squid area re-opens (from Cape Grim east to Cape Naturaliste).
1 November 2020
Recreational rock lobster season opens in waters outside the East Coast Stock Rebuilding Zone.
Striped trumpeter season re-opens.
30 November 2020
Recreational scallop season closes for all waters at midnight.
5 December 2020
Recreational rock lobster season opens in the East Coast Stock Rebuilding Zone.
Recreational Fisheries Section, DPIPWE
Phone: 1300 720 647