Are you ready for Whitebait season?


The 2015 whitebait season opens for fishing on Thursday October 1 and remains open till Sunday 11 November 2015.

The season is open on the following waters:

  • Little Forester River
  • Brid River
  • River Tamar including the Trevallyn Tailrace
  • River Derwent
  • Huon River
  • Rubicon River (except 50 m above or below the weir)
  • Don River
  • River Forth
  • River Leven
  • Inglis River
  • Black River
  • Duck River (except 50 m above or below the weir)
  • Pieman River
  • Henty (Big) River.

The daily catch limit is now 2 kg but the total season catch limit is still 10 kg and the maximum possession limit still 10 kg.

To fish for whitebait you must purchase a whitebait season licence which cost $30 and can be bought online from, Service Tasmania shops or selected tackle stores.

For more information on the white bait regulations or fishery information go to

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