The D’Entrecasteaux Channel is the region of waters between Bruny Island
and the southeast Tasmanian mainland. The channel extends between the estuaries of the Derwent, and the Huon Rivers.
The D’Entrecasteaux Channel provides shore based anglers the chance to get amongst fish that would normally be reserved for boat anglers. The best fishing spot
on the channel would be Port Esperance
mainly for its diverse and abundant fish species
. This spot
has deep shelving waters which is accessible from the various points, wharves and jetties near Dover. Some of the predominant catches are flathead, Australian salmon, sea-run
brown trout and barracouta. Flounder can be caught in the shallows, whilst trevally and trumpeter are found in the deeper waters. The two best places
are the Dover jetty which is in the Dover township and straight in front of the Esperance
Camp on the river.
TipsSeek local knowledge on which fish are biting. This is particularly evident when squid are in plague proportions because as the word spreads, the jetties and wharves soon become very crowded. Another highly prized catch is the Atlantic salmon which is also farmed here. Often these fish escape the many cages around the channel and this gives recreational anglers the chance to catch them.