Whitebait season 2021
The 2021 whitebait season is almost upon us, and opens on Friday 1 October. The season will run for 6 weeks before closing on Thursday 11 November.
A whitebait licence is required to fish for whitebait. Licences are available for $33 from the IFS website, Service Tasmania outlets and selected tackle shops.
A whitebait licence permits anglers to take a maximum of 2 kilograms of whitebait per day, and a total of 10 kilograms for the season. Please check the 2021-22 Inland Fishing Code for the regulations relating to whitebait fishing.
The following waters are open to whitebait fishing this year:
- 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
- Rubicon River (except 50m above or below the weir)
With the weather warming up why not purchase a licence and go catch a feed of whitebait, or any number of the sea-run trout chasing the bait upstream around the State at the moment!