353 news items foundPage 1 of 36

  • 11 Apr 2024 10 million reasons to love fishing in Victoria

    The Victorian Government’s record-breaking fish stocking program has again hit a high-water mark with 10 million fish stocked this year, so more recreational fishers can wet a line close to home across the state.

  • 10 Apr 2024 Ever-popular snobs creek hatchery open day returns

    Bumper crowds of fishers and their families are again expected at the annual open day of the Victorian Fisheries Authority’s (VFA) Snobs Creek hatchery, near Eildon, on Sunday 5 May from 9.30am to 3.30pm.

  • 08 Apr 2024 Community fishing clubs catch new grant funding

    More fishing clubs across Victoria are getting a helping hand to upgrade facilities, boost their membership and encourage the next generation of recreational fishers, with new grants backing community-based clubs thanks to the Victorian Government.

  • 02 Apr 2024 Consultation begins on new year-round cod fisheries

    A trio of central Victorian waters would be opened to Murray cod fishing all year-round under a proposal to be shaped by recreational fishers through public consultation.

  • 25 Mar 2024 Dusky flathead stocking to boost flourishing fishery

    Wild populations of one of Victoria’s most prized recreational species have been given a lift thanks to the fourth year of dusky flathead stocking in East Gippsland.

  • 29 Feb 2024 Lifejacket rules keeping Victorian rock fishers safe

    The Victorian Fisheries Authority  has completed a two-year trial to make lifejackets mandatory at high-risk rock fishing locations to ensure the safety of more recreational fishers across Victoria.

  • 20 Feb 2024 Get hooked, line and sinker at Lakes Entrance

    Next month’s Labour Day long weekend will be a day in the outdoors for families to remember, with the free Hooked on Lakes fishing and seafood event on Sunday 10 March, backed by the Victorian Government.

  • 29 Jan 2024 More Macquarie perch stocked to supersize recovery

    The future of the endangered Macquarie perch continues to shine brighter with nearly 80,000 fingerlings stocked into Victorian waters to re-establish wild populations across the state, backed by the Victorian Government.

  • 18 Jan 2024 Expansion plans for Victoria's trout cod populations

    Trout cod populations in Victoria have received a helping hand thanks to innovative fisheries management and the Victorian Government’s investment in fish hatchery facilities to boost production for stocking.

  • 03 Jan 2024 Macquarie perch given statewide protected status

    Efforts to protect Macquarie perch are being bolstered with the endangered species given protected status, banning their take by recreational fishers from two remaining Victorian waterways.