Fishing around the North East Coast and Flinders Island

Where to fish

Popular fishing spots

North East - Bridport, Waterhouse, Tomahawk, Petal Point, Little & Great Musselroe Bays, Eddystone Point, Ansons Bay.  

Flinders Island - Whitemark Wharf, Lady Barron Wharf, Settlement Point, Palana and North East River.

What will I catch from shore?

  • Sand flathead, Australian salmon, silver trevally, gummy shark, calamari and wrasse.

Local fishing facts

  • From a boat you can also catch wrasse, garfish, striped trumpeter, King George whiting, barracouta, gurnard and snapper.
  • Several species of large flathead are caught in this area.  Identify them by the size of the gill cover spines and the markings on their tail.
  • Ansons Bay is a recreational only scalefishing area valued for its bream and King George whiting.  Shellfish can also be collected from intertidal areas by hand. Follow any public health alerts relating to eating wild shellfish.
  • Large-sized limpets occur in this area, particularly on Flinders Island.  Limpets are a protected species in Tasmania and cannot be taken.

Download the Fishing Hot Spot Information Map

Download this regional fishing information map and guide Fishing around the North East and Flinders Island 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