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).

Jetty Fishing Tasmania Take the family fishing from a jetty in Tasmania

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:

  1. Jetty Fishing St Helens
  2. Fishing Coles Bay Jetty
  3. Fishing Bicheno Jetty
  4. Fishing Scamander Jetty
  5. Fishing Dru Point Jetty Margate
  6. Fishing Gemella Rd Jetty Margate
  7. Fishing Hillwood Jetty
  8. Fishing Bruny Island Jetty Dennes Point
  9. Fishing Bruny Island Jetty Adventure Bay
  10. Fishing Bruny Island Jetty Barnes Bay
  11. Eaglehawk Neck Jetty
  12. Pirates Bay Jetty
  13. Fishing Midway Point Causeway Jetty
  14. Fishing Gordon Jetty Kingston
  15. Fishing Swansea Jetty
  16. Fishing Dover Jetty
  17. Fishing Opossum Bay Jetty
  18. Fishing Cremorne Jetty
  19. Fishing Old Beach Jetty
  20. Fishing Pirates Bay Jetty
  21. Fishing South Arm Jetty
  22. Fishing Port Sorell Jetty
  23. Fishing Strahan Jetty
  24. 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 drop-line or long-line with up to 30 hooks.

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