Why not try something different this weekend, and take the kids fishing off a jetty in Tasmania? There are lots of great spots around the state, that are accessible and that provide reasonable returns in terms of fish size and quantity. Fishing from a jetty is a great fun, and can produce a variety of species. And you don’t need expensive equipment or a load of gear – just a rod, some bait, hat and refreshments!
Prawns and squid are popular as bait, as are whitebait (pilchards).
There are no guarantees, but arguably the best time to catch fish from a jetty is when the tide is on the way in, with a tide peaking around midday providing good options for the best catch and generally it is recommended that you fish with the tide coming in as the fish will be coming in looking for food.
Some options for you to try with Jetty Fishing Tasmania are as follows:
- Fishing St Georges Bay Jetty St Helens
- Fishing Dru Point Jetty Margate
- Fishing Gemella Rd Jetty Margate
- Fishing Hillwood Jetty
- Fishing Bruny Island Jetty Dennes Point
- Fishing Bruny Island Jetty Adventure Bay
- Fishing Bruny Island Jetty Barnes bay
- Eaglehawk Neck Jetty
- Pirates Bay Jetty
- Fishing Midway Point Causeway Jetty
- Fishing Gordon Jetty Kingston
- Fishing Swansea Jetty
- Fishing Dover Jetty
- Fishing Opossum Bay Jetty
- Fishing Cremorne Jetty
- Fishing Old Beach Jetty
- Fishing Pirate’s Bay Jetty
- Fishing South Arm Jetty
- Fishing Port Sorell Jetty
- Fishing Strahan Jetty
- Fishing Macquarie Heads Jetty
You don’t need a licence to fish with a hook and line in marine waters in Tasmania, including using rod and line and squid jigs. You can use any number of lines with up to 5 hooks as long as you are within 20 metres of your fishing equipment or the lines are attached to the boat from which you are fishing. A setline licence is needed to use a set line which is a dropline or longline with up to 30 hooks.