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.

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