Whitebait season to open
The 2022 whitebait season opens on Saturday 1 October. The season will run for 6 weeks closing on Friday 11 November.
A whitebait licence is required to fish for whitebait. Licences are $34 available 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 2022-23 Inland Fishing Code for the regulations relating to whitebait fishing.
The following waters are open to whitebait fishing this year:
- Duck River (not from 50 metres above and below the water gauging weir)
- Great Forester River
- Henty River
- Huon River
- Inglis River
- Mersey River
- Montagu River
- Pieman River
- River Derwent
- River Forth
- kanamaluka / River Tamar (including Trevallyn Tailrace)
- Rubicon River (except 50 metres above and below the water gauging weir)
All other waters are closed to whitebait fishing.