Fishing around the East Coast Region

​​Where to fish

Popular fishing spots

Waubs Bay, The Gulch Wharf, Coles Bay Jetty, Swanwick, Swansea Pier, Little Swanport, Triabunna, Prosser River, Earlham Lagoon.

What will I catch from shore?

  • Calamari, sand flathead, bream, silver trevally, wrasse and garfish.

Local fishing facts

  • From a boat you can also catch tiger flathead, Australian salmon, mackerel, leatherjacket, yellowtail kingfish, cod, warehou, albacore, skipjack tuna and gurnard.
  • Great Oyster Bay, East Coast Waters and Mercury Passage are Shark Refuge Areas. No taking of sharks, skates or rays other than elephantfish.
  • There are Marine Reserves at Maria Island and Governors Island.  Fishing is not allowed but you can enjoy diving and snorkeling to observe the unique underwater habitat including an abundance of reef fish, rock lobster and kelp beds.
  • Breeding aggregations of southern calamari occur off the East Coast during spring when they lay their eggs over seagrass.   A seasonal squid closure applies each year.
  • Bream fishing is popular in East Coast rivers and lagoons.

Download the Fishing Hot Spot Information Map

Download this regional fishing information map and guide Fishing around the East Coast 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