COVID-19 Recreational Fishing in Tasmania - Inland Fishing- FAQs, updated Monday 12 April 2021. To help slow the spread of COVID-19, please download the government's COVIDSafe app.

COVID-19 Recreational Fishing in Tasmania - Inland Fishing - FAQs

PLEASE NOTE: This information is accurate at the time of publication, Monday 12 April 2021. To help slow the spread of COVID-19, please download the government's COVIDSafe app.

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?

For information on open waters and where to fish, see the Tasmania Inland Fishing Code.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: This information is accurate at the time of publication, Thursday 1 July 2021.