Flinders Island and Kent Group

Restrictions on netting and the use of set lines apply in some areas around Tasmania, mainly in rivers and estuaries to protect vulnerable species or sensitive habitats. Check for any restrictions in your area before you go fishing.

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Net and Line Area Restrictions

North East River and Arthurs Creek

Upstream of a line from the eastern tip of Holloway Point south to the northern tip of Foochow Beach.
Map icon - no specialist lines, mullet, graball or other nets and bait traps

Cameron Inlet

Upstream of a line from the north-west tip of Planters Beach and west to the opposite shore.
Map icon - no specialist lines, mullet, graball or other nets and bait traps

Reserves and Research Areas

Kent Group Marine Nature Reserve contains two zones - a no take zone where no fishing is allowed and a restricted fishing zone where some fishing is allowed. Restricted fishing includes dive fishing for rock lobster only, using a rock lobster pot or ring, line fishing with no more than 5 hooks per line and trolling (the taking of abalone is allowed subject to Biosecurity Area restrictions). All netting, set lines, long and droplines and the taking of marine plants and cast seaweed is prohibited. Click here for a map of this reserve.

Inner Sister Island Research Area, no taking of fish by diving within 500 m of the high water mark between 147˚53'15"E/39˚41'8"S and 147˚53'21"E/ 38˚42'6"S.

See a map of this Research Area.

More information about Marine Reserves and Fisheries Research Areas.

Shark Refuge Areas

There are no shark refuge areas in this area of the State. More information about shark refuge areas.

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