Fishing Clinics and Events

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Calendar of Events

All Fishcare events are run in accordance with COVID safety guidelines.

Date​
Event
Location
​Friday 10 December
​School Fishing Clinic
Marieville Esp
Summer Fishing 2022
​January 2022
​Summer Fishing Patrol - local fishing spots
Summer Fishing Patrol - local fishing spots


Gone Fishing Day

Gone Fishing Day is a national fishing day celebrated each October around the country. It's a great opportunity to take family, mates or just yourself fishing in the great Tassie outdoors. ​

DPIPWE Recreational Fisheries and the Inland Fisheries Service work with fishing clubs around the state to support events held on the day. See the national Gone Fishing website for more information.

Fishing Clinic Tamar River

Fishing Clinic Tamar River​

Open to Public Clinics

  • All ages and levels of expertise are welcome.
  • If numbers exceed safety levels, fishing on the platform may be limited, but everyone gets a turn!
  • Parents are responsible for supervising their children.​

Community Group Clinics

  • Not open to the public, organised with Fishcare by prior arrangement. Contact one of our Fishcare Coordinators if your group is interested in organising a clinic. 

What to bring

  • Rods and gear are available to use.
  • We have PFDs - you may be asked to wear one by Fishc
  • e.
  • Bring warm clothing, sun protection, food and drink if required.

What will I learn?

  • Basic fishing skills including casting, knot tying and rigging.
  • Responsible fishing such as measuring, handling and releasing your catch.
  • How to have fun in the Tassie outdoors!

Schools and resources

Fishcare is available to run fishing clinics for primary and secondary age children. We have resources including fishing gear for students to use and can distribute fishing guides, rulers, gauges and stickers.

Fishing simulators

Ask about our fishing simulators - they allow fishers of any age or ability to catch a fish. They are great for indoor events or when the weather isn't favourable for fishing.

Fishing simulators 

Fish pictures to colour in

Printable PDF pictures of Tasmanian fish species for kids to download and colour in.

Boarfish

​Cowfish - Shaws, Female

Cowfish - Shaws, Male

Cowfish - Shaws x 2

Crab

​Crab - Hermit

​Crab - Spider

Crab of Tasmania x 3

Crustaceans and Molluscs

Cuttlefish - Giant

​Cuttlefish - Giant, Simpler

​Flathead - Sand

Fletcher fishes responsibly

​Flounder - Greenback

Globe (Puffer) fish

Handfish - Spotted

​​Leatherjacket

Molluscs of Tasmania x 4

Octopus

Octopus - Blue Ringed

Old Wife

​​Protected fishes x 2

​Ray - Stingaree​

Reef fishes x 3

Rock Lobster - Southern

Seadragon - Weedy

Seahorse - Big Belly

Shark - Elephant fish

​​​Shark - Mako

Shark - Saw

Shark - Sawtailed Catshark

​​Squid - Calamari

​​​Trumpeter - ​Striped

​​Whiting - King George



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Contact

Fishcare Volunteers South
Fishcare Coordinator South
134 Macquarie St
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3039
Email: fishcaresouth@nre.tas.gov.au

Fishcare Volunteers North
Fishcare Coordinator North (Work days: Mon-Wed)
DPIPWE Mt Pleasant Offices
171 Westbury Road
Launceston TAS 7250
Phone: 03 6777 2082
Email: fishcarenorth@nre.tas.gov.au