Fishing Hotspots

In the Sorell Municipality, there are possibly 4000 species of fish including sharks and shelled fish.

There are over 20 good fishing spots in the Sorell municipality including Carlton, Dodges Ferry and more.

You can catch king flathead in the Sorell Municipality, king flat head are flathead that can grow up to 2-5 feet in length.

The biggest fish you can catch in the Sorell municipality is the great white shark which is mostly caught up in nets.

The biggest fish caught in the Sorell Municipality is a Great White Shark that was 400 pounds.

The limit of squid and flat head is 30 and the limit of all the other fish is 10 or over.

Tiger sharks and great white sharks travel in and out of the Sorell Municipality.

The best way to catch fish is to use bait and lures (soft plastics, wobblers and squid jigs).

The best bait that you can use is Blue bait and Squid but salmon is the best to catch gummy sharks.

The first shark attack in the Sorell municipality was at Shark Point and that’s how it got its name.

There are round about 2 species of squid in the Sorell municipality and they are the arrow squid and calamari.

Fishing in winter

If you ever go fishing at the Sorell Municipality in winter, you have a good chance of catching Australian Salmon, flounder and Gummy Shark. You will have the slightest chance of catching flathead, you might catch some squid and possibly some Whiting.

Entertainment in the municipality

As one of the earliest areas settled in Tasmania, the Sorell municipality has many forms of entertainment ranging from horse racing in the 1800’s, pubs in many towns through to modern surf life saving at the local beaches and dance and sporting clubs in the towns.

Below are links to posts about some of these entertainment spots:

  • Pembroke Hotel
  • Destiny Dance
  • SEBA
  • Gordon Highlander
  • Pembroke Oval
  • Tennis Club
  • Fishing Hotspots
  • Memorial Hall
  • Sale-yard
  • Football Club

Destiny Dance

Destiny started in 2000 and has now been running for 9 years. It started when Tammy Mason and Naomi Grist wanted to give the community a place to dance for fun not competition. They both had a passion to teach dancing and they wanted to share that with others.

 They saw that Destiny could be a place not only to develop dance skills but confidence too. They could inspire children to do their best and reach their full potential.

They were given $17,500 by the government to build a studio just off Station Lane at the Youth and Community Centre in Sorell. All the profits go back to Destiny to buy costumes and tea and coffee for the parents attending.

If they get any extra money they donate it to their sponsor child or to the community. Destiny has recently moved to the Midway Point community hall at the top of Raynors Road. Now there is only one teacher, Tammy Mason, and she teaches preschool to adults!