Fishing around St Helens

Where to fish

Popular fishing spots

St Helens Wharf, Beauty Bay, Kirwans Beach, Talbot Street, Cunninghams Jetty, Stieglitz Jetty, Akaroa, Burns Bay, Maurouard Beach, Dora Point and Binalong Bay.

What can I catch from shore?

  • Sand flathead, bream, silver trevally, garfish, snapper and King George whiting. 

Local fishing facts

  • From a boat, you can also catch calamari and Australian salmon. Offshore species include tiger flathead, striped trumpeter, morwong, tuna, blue-eye trevalla and mako shark.
  • Georges Bay is a Shark Refuge Area. No taking of sharks, skates or rays other than elephantfish. Netting is also prohibited in the Bay.
  • A recreational only scalefishing area, Georges Bay is known for its diverse species including garfish, trevally, King George whiting and bream. 
  • The offshore waters of St Helens offer both deepsea and gamefishing action.  Fishing charters are available for both inside Georges Bay and offshore.

Download the Fishing Hot Spot Information Map

Download this regional fishing information map and guide Fishing around St Helens 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