Fishing Spot In Tasmania

TOP 5 FISHING SPOTS IN HOBART

Tasmania is an angler’s paradise. The ocean surrounds Australia’s island state on all sides. It also has an extensive system of rivers and lakes. As such, there are a lot of fishing opportunities for anglers. You won’t even have to leave Hobart to access some of these popular fishing spots. Also, unlike other destinations, you won’t ever feel crowded in these hotspots. Here are some of the best fishing spots I know of in Hobart.

SANDY BAY

Sandy Bay is one of the most popular destinations for shore fishing along the Derwent Estuary. It’s less than 10 minutes away from the Hobart CBD. Nutgrove Beach, Long Beach and One Tree Point are good fishing spots in the area. You’ll be able to catch Trout, Flathead, Australian Salmon, Bream, Mullet and Barracoota.

OPOSSUM BAY

Opossum Bay is another popular fishing destination along the Derwent Estuary. It’s only 40 minutes from the Hobart CBD. But since you’re already near the edge of the island state, it feels like you’ve escaped far from the city. You can fish from the jetty or aboard your boat. Towards South Arm Beach, you can stop by Pigeon Holes, another favourite spot for fishing off the rocks.

Some of the fish species you’ll be able to catch in Opossum Bay include Flathead, Australian Salmon, Bream, Mackerel and Trout. You can also catch squid from the jetty.

LEWISHAM JETTY

Lewisham Jetty is half an hour away from Hobart. It’s one of the famous fishing spots in Hobart for anglers who are unable to venture too far from the city.

CRAIGBOURNE DAM

Anglers can head to Craigbourne Dam for some inland fishing. It’s located in the Coal River Valley and is about 50 minutes from Hobart. Aside from shoreline fishing, you can wade through the water in the western shore. Furthermore, small boats are useful when fishing in open water. The fishery is known for its stock of Rainbow Trout, Brown Trout and Brook Trout, but you’ll also be able to catch some Atlantic Salmon.

EAGLEHAWK NECK

Eaglehawk Neck is the gateway to the Tasman Peninsula. It’s a little over an hour away from Hobart. However, the location is a popular location for game fishing. You can try shoreline fishing from the Eaglehawk Neck bay, or you can head to the jetty in Pirates Bay. For a bit more of a challenge, anglers can head to open water on their boat or a fishing charter.

As far as I am concerned, all of the best fishing spots in Tasmania are only a few hours away from Hobart. However, there are times when you’re unable to leave the city due to certain commitments. Thankfully, there are a lot of good fishing spots that are less than an hour from the Hobart CBD. These five fishing spots in Hobart are ideal locations if you want a quick but rewarding fishing trip nearby.

 


 

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Peter Hollingsworth
peterh@dinga.com.au

Peter has been fishing all around Australia since he was a boy. He loves camping, fishing and kayak fishing.