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  • 19 Sep 2018 Seafood lovers celebrate at Portarlington

    Anglers and seafood lovers celebrating National Gone Fishing Day on Sunday 14 October need look no further than Portarlington for a family-friendly day on the Bellarine Peninsula.

  • 03 Sep 2018 Fishers encouraged to swap yabby nets for free

    From this Friday, recreational fishers with opera house nets can swap them for wildlife friendly open-top lift nets for free at any one of 45 tackle stores throughout Victoria.

  • 01 Sep 2018 Family fishing day at Lake Wendouree reels in a crowd

    Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford today joined hundreds of anglers on the foreshore of Lake Wendouree to celebrate the Ballarat Fishing Festival.

  • 31 Aug 2018 Securing Lake Toolondo for summer

    Western Victorians and visitors to the iconic Toolondo Reservoir will benefit from additional water being transferred into one of Victoria’s premier fishing spots.

  • 23 Aug 2018 Free Ballarat Fishing Festival returns next week

    Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford said the family-friendly event would have something fun for everyone from 10:00am until 4:00pm north of Windmill Drive on Lake Wendouree.

  • 21 Aug 2018 Biggest ever trout opening on Goulburn River

    Victoria’s biggest ever opening of a trout season is set for September 1, when 2,000 massive trout will be stocked at 11 family-friendly sites near Eildon.

  • 20 Aug 2018 13FISH call helps abalone seizure at grocery store

    A member of the public’s phone call to 13FISH has alerted Fisheries Officers to a Sunshine North grocery store allegedly unlawfully offering for sale more than 300 abalone.

  • 17 Aug 2018 Hook, line and sinker on research and education

    Six projects funded by fishing licence fees have been announced today that will benefit salt and freshwater fisheries in southwest Victoria and children’s education across the state.

  • 14 Aug 2018 New fishing platform and family event for Seymour

    A new fishing platform will be built on the banks of the Goulburn River in Seymour to improve accessibility to the water for fishing, particularly making it safer for kids to have a go at wetting a line.

  • 08 Aug 2018 Mallacoota fish kill a natural occurence

    The minor fish kill currently impacting Mallacoota’s lower lake is likely a natural occurrence caused by environmental conditions in the inlet, which has been closed since November last year.