Fishing around the North West Coast

Where to fish

Popular fishing spots

Burnie Boat Ramp, Cooee Point, Doctors Rocks, Wynyard Wharf, Boat Harbour, Sisters Beach, Rocky Cape, Stanley Wharf, East and West Inlet, Godfrey’s Beach, Duck Bay, Montagu, Arthur River and Marrawah.

What will I catch from shore?

  • Warehou, flathead, Australian salmon, mullet, wrasse and squid.  

Points of Interest

  • From a boat you can also catch barracouta, gurnard, snook, bluespotted flathead, King George whiting, snapper, sweep, tailor, mako and gummy shark.
  • No seine or gillnets can be used in Robbins Passage.  For other no netting areas, please see the Recreational Sea Fishing Guide or Tas Fish Guide app.
  • In the warmer months, schools of Australian salmon and blue warehou can be seen migrating along the North West Coast.
  • There are many remote fishing areas in the North West region.  Report any suspected illegal fishing to Fishwatch on 0427 655 557.

Download the Fishing Hot Spot Information Map

Download this regional fishing information map and guide Fishing around the North West 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