The 2014 whitebait season opens Wednesday 1 October


The 2014 whitebait season opens Wednesday 1 October and will remain open until Tuesday 11 November.

The rivers open for whitebait fishing are subject to a schedule of annual rotations of open and closed waters. Whitebait fishers will need to ensure that the river they are proposing to fish is open for this season. This year the rivers are: Duck River (except 50 m above or below the weir), Great Forester River, Henty (Big) River, Huon River, Inglis River, Mersey River, Montagu River, Pieman River, River Derwent, River Forth, River Tamar including the Trevallyn Tailrace and Rubicon River (except 50 m above or below the  water gauging weir).  Fishing in the vicinity of the River Forth Weir is now permitted following modifications to the weir which has facilitated the passage of whitebait.

Whitebait licences are available online from this website, from all Service Tasmania shops and the agents listed below:



Inland Fisheries Service

New Norfolk

Mountain Designs


Smithton Sports


Wells Home Hardware


Wigstons Sports

New Norfolk

Somerset Newsagency


Tassie Tackle & Outdoor


Devonport Boat 'n Tackle


Corbs Servo

Turners Beach

Bigfin Sports Fishing


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