Tasmanian's have a strong culture of recreational fishing and understand that it is an important way of life in our island state. Recreational fishing has more benefits than just catching a feed. It's about family and community connections. Over 100,000 Tasmanians go fishing each year, enjoying our wonderful waterways while catching a feed of fish such as flathead, squid and rock lobster.
Many have treasured moments hooking their first fish or realising a goal of landing a tuna or kingfish. As well as the lifestyle benefits recreational fishing provides, the economic benefits are considerable, especially in regional areas.