Most of holiday anglers visits Tasmania for superb trout fishing of
the central highlands. Aside from that place, there are many estuary,
beach and offshore locations for a challenging saltwater fishing which
attracts many visiting anglers.
Visitors has good opportunity to catch the famous tasmanian scallop in
the southeast region. Game fishermen can try their skills in fishing in
this area where world record catches were made.
The river can be fished from many edge points to catch certain
species in the estuary including flathead, barracouta, salmon, trevally,
whiting, flounder and trumpeter. The black bream can be taken in the
Known for handline anglers who are wishing to catch trevally,
flathead, salmon and mullet. Constitution Dock, Prince's Pier and
Macquarie Wharf are the usual visited regions.
Is the main fishing area for boat anglers in Hobart. Trumpeter,
flathead, trevally and salmon are usually taken in this area, while
barracouta is best yield from January to June. Maligned, barracouta are
delicious and are usually taken by trolling lures. At Storm Bay, amateur
fishermen can also catch tasmanian crayfish. There's a regulation to
limit each angler to take only one crayfish pot and a catch of 10
crayfish per day.
A very productive body of water, which is one of the most popular
Hobart's recreational for fishermen. It is a 'hot spot' to yield good
catches of whiting, flathead, trumpeter, trevally and salmon. The
Channel is popular for its grand catches of Tasmanian scallop. Most
local fishermen have small dredge device which operates from the back of
their boat and is capable of catching bountiful of delicious molluscs.
An angler can yield approximately 14 kg in just a single outing. State
Fisheries' regulations should be consulted for there's only a limited
season to spot Tasmanian scallops.
Frederick Henry Bay and Norfolk Bay
These two bodies of water in the east of Hobart are known for anglers
seeking for whiting and flounder. There are many favorable spots where
shore-based anglers can catch flathead, leatherjacket, trevally, salmon
and trumpeter. Dunalley is a great hot spot and night fishermen often
takes in an excess of 30 fish.
Eagle Hawk Neck
In southeast Tasmania, this area is the main game fishing region
where large tuna, albacore, mackerel and mako sharks are yielded
regularly. A world record catches of southern bluefin tuna have been
taken in these waters. St Helens Island, Maria Island and Shouten Island
are some other main game fishing areas in the southeast coast.
Port Arthur and Tasman Island
One of the top game fishing region. On February, March and April
there are several catches of black marlin, striped marlin and large
mackerel. This area is also known for its large hauls of trevally which
attracts anglers with superb fishing. Other yields in the area include
flathead, barracouta, morwong and salmon.
In this area the red trumpeter, or striped trumpeter is considered by
many as a delicacy. The yellowtail kingfish are yielded together with
other game fish in deep waters. In the shallow waters, the flathead,
morwong, salmon and trevally are the main targets.