COVID-19 Recreational Fishing in Tasmania - Inland Fishing - FAQs
What are the restrictions on where I can go fishing?
Tasmanian inland angling licence holders can travel to stay at their shacks, launch their boats and enjoy fishing in open waters.
It’s important to remember Tasmanian's must continue to observe social distancing and gathering rules. For more information head to the Tasmanian Government coronavirus website – gathering, density and physical distancing.
Where can I go fishing?
Most Tasmanian inland waters are open until 2 May 2021. For more information on open waters and where to fish, see the Tasmania Inland Fishing Code 2020-21.
How far can I travel to fish?
You can travel within Tasmania, stay overnight and launch your boat.
Please be patient if your preferred boat ramp is crowded, observe physical distancing and remember to wash or sanitise your hands.
How many people can I go fishing with?
You must continue to maintain a safe distance of no less than 1.5 metres between yourself and others, where safe and practical, and a maximum of one person per 2 square metres.
What procedures should I put in place when I go fishing?
Anglers should maintain personal hygiene practices such as washing hands or using an alcohol-based hand sanitiser, coughing or sneezing into a tissue or flexed elbow and staying at least 1.5 metres apart.