The 2017 whitebait season opens Sunday 1 October
The 2017 whitebait season opens Sunday 1 October and will remain open until Saturday 11 November.
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 the season.
This year the rivers are: Black River, Brid River, Don River, Duck River (except 50m above or below the weir), Henty River, Huon River, Inglis river, Little Forester River, Pieman River, River Derwent, River Forth, River Leven, kanamaluka / River Tamar, including Trevallyn Tailrace, and Rubicon River (except 50m above or below the weir.
Whitebait licences ($31.00) are available online from this, Service Tasmania and selected tackle shops.