Where to fish
Popular fishing spots
Ocean Beach, Macquarie Heads, Swan Basin, Strahan Public Jetty, Regatta Point, Lettes Bay, Kelly’s Basin and Cape Sorell.
What will I catch from shore?
Australian salmon, Atlantic salmon, cod, flounder, trout and whitespotted dogfish.
Local fishing facts
- From a boat, you can also catch barracouta, morwong, mullet, bastard trumpeter, pink ling and silver trevally.
- Macquarie Harbour is the only waterway in Tasmania where recreational gillnetting is allowed at night. To protect endangered Maugean skates, netting is not allowed in the harbour's internal waters. If you catch a Maugean skate, release it as quickly as possible.
- Macquarie Harbour entrance is a no gillnetting area to protect Little Penguins.
- There is great surf-fishing for salmon, mullet and gummy shark at Macquarie Heads or Ocean Beach.
Download the Fishing Hot Spot Information Map
Download this regional fishing information map and guide Fishing around Macquarie Harbour 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.
FISHING AROUND MACQUARIE HARBOUR - PDF (3MB)