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The Seaward Limit

To check the Seaward Limit for a specific water:

The Seaward Limit is the boundary between marine and inland waters.

We regulate all bodies of water inland and upstream of the declared Seaward Limit. Downstream of these seaward limits is regulated by Water and Marine Resources.

Seaward limits are generally marked by a physical structure like a bridge, road or white posts. In some places they are only known by map coordinates.

Some of the common seaward limits are:

  • Great Forester River – the point where that river enters Anderson Bay delineated by a straight line between grid references E 537659 N 5461043 and E 537000 N 5460780.
  • Huon River – delineated by a straight line between grid references E 498484 N 5224284 and E 500623 N 5224284 next to the southern extremity of Castle Forbes Bay.
  • River Leven – the downstream side of the bridge carrying the National Hwy 1 across that river at grid reference E 428952 N 5442853.
  • Mersey River – a straight line across that river between grid references E 448089 N 5435279 and E 448507 N 5436286 (intersection of the B19 Road and Tarleton Road on the western shore to the boat ramp on the eastern shore).
  • Scamander River – the downstream side of the bridge carrying the A3 road across that river at grid reference E 605469 N 5409338.
  • Swan River – delineated by a straight line between grid references E 592571 N 5341270 and E 592532 N 5341134, near where it enters King Bay.
  • kanamaluka/River Tamar – a straight line across that river between grid references E 508939 N 5416893 and E 509631 N 5416893 (extending from Haystack Point).
  • River Derwent – a straight line across that river between grid references E 523162 N 5262466 and E 523944 N 5262466 (extending from the eastern extremity of Dogshear Point).
    Please note that an ‘Excepted Waters’ boundary extends across the River Derwent from Dowsings Point to Store Point. Although this Excepted water is defined as a marine water, you must have an inland fisheries licence to take trout upstream of this boundary.