The 2013 whitebait season starts Tuesday 1 October

Whitebait season starts 1st October, licences can now be bought online.

You can now purchase your whitebait licence online for the upcoming season.  Whitebait season runs from Tuesday 1 October 2013 to Monday 11 November 2013 and you must have a licence to take whitebait.

To get started, click on the following link:

Select, Purchase a New Licence
Enter, Your Name and Date of Birth
Select, 2013 Whitebait Season
And you are on your way to purchasing your 2013 whitebait licence.  Your receipt number becomes your tag number which is required to be attached to your net.

The cost of a licence this year is $29.20.

Licences can also be purchased from Service Tasmania or the agents below.

Inland Fisheries Service New Norfolk
Mountain Designs Devonport
Smithton Sports Smithton
Wells Home Hardware Latrobe
Wigstons Sports New Norfolk
Somerset Newsagency Somerset
Tassie Tackle & Outdoor Burnie
Devonport Boat 'n Tackle Devonport
Corbs Servo Turners Beach
Bigfin Sports Fishing Devonport

The rivers open for whitebait fishing are subject to a schedule of annual rotations of open and closed waters. Whitebait fishers will need to ensure that the river they are proposing to fish is open for that season. For the 2013 whitebait season the following rivers will be open: Little Forester River, Brid River, River Tamar including the Trevallyn Tailrace, River Derwent, Huon River, Inglis River,  Rubicon River (except 50 m above or below the weir), Don River, Forth River, River Leven, Black River, Duck River (except 50 m above or below the weir), Pieman River and Henty (Big) River.  Fishing in the vicinity of the Forth River Weir is now permitted following modifications to the weir which has facilitated the passage of whitebait.

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