Fishing around the Derwent River

​​Where to fish

Popular fishing spots

Dowsing Point, Botanical Gardens, Tasman Bridge, Regatta Grounds, Sandy Bay, Taroona, Alum Cliffs, Browns River, Kingston, Blackmans Bay, South Arm Jetty, Opossum Bay Jetty, Ralphs Bay, Bellerive Bluff, Lindisfarne, Otago Bay, Old Beach and Bridgewater.  ​Do I need a licence?

What will I catch from shore?

  • Sand flathead, barracouta, bream, Australian salmon, trout and mullet.

Local fishing facts

  • From a boat you can also catch cod, wrasse, whiting, jackass morwong, yellowtail kingfish and blue grenadier.
  • The River Derwent is a Shark Refuge Area. No taking of sharks, skates or rays other than elephantfish.
  • Do not eat shellfish and bream from the Derwent Estuary and limit consumption of other scalefish due to heavy metal contamination. More information: 

Download the Fishing Hot Spot Information Map

Download this regional fishing information map and guide Fishing around the Derwent Estuary as a colour PDF which can be easily printed.  Includes where to fish, which fish can be caught, bait and gear information, local fishing facts and sea fishing rules information.



Recreational Fishing Enquiries
Level 3, 134 Macquarie St
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 3233, 1300 720 647