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Fishing

Anglers fishing in Tasmania’s inland waters must hold a current Inland Fisheries Service angling licence. Anyone may, however, take indegenous ie native fish, using a bush pole without a license.

A licensee may fish Tasmania’s approved inland waters with a rod, reel and line only during the open season. An angling licence has a maximum duration on 1 year, from 1st August until the following 31st of July. No matter when you buy your license it will expire on the following 31st of July.

Note that a license is not valid unless signed in ink by the holder. This does not have to be done at the point of purchase but it must be done before use.
No adult, licensed or unlicensed, may fish in a juvenile angling pond ie one reserved for use by young people under 16 years.

Specific fishing regulations for bag and size limits and fishing techniques (bait, lure or fly) may vary between waters.

Angling licenses are available from Stanley Visitor Centre.
Read more about fishing FRESH waters in Tasmania
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