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  • 02 Jul 2024 Illegal net fishers in Port Phillip fined

    Two men from Altona Meadows have been convicted and fined nearly $16,000 for illegally netting fish in Port Phillip last year.

  • 01 Jul 2024 Catch the latest at free fishing forums

    For the fourth consecutive year the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) will host 12 informative fishing forums at angling clubs across the state, beginning at Boort on 9 July.

  • 27 Jun 2024 Excitement building for Arcadia hatchery expansion

    A project to triple the size of the Victorian Government’s Arcadia native fish hatchery will begin in coming weeks, with the expanded facility set to create more local jobs and ensure a bright future for Victoria’s fish populations.

  • 24 Jun 2024 Hook, line and sinker: Supersized fish stocking this winter

    The Victorian Government is making sure Victoria’s little anglers can get hooked on a new hobby these winter school holidays – with more than 35,000 catchable-size rainbow trout being stocked into 80 lakes across the state.

  • 07 Jun 2024 Building better fish habitats across Victoria's waterways

    More fishing organisations across Victoria can now ensure fish habitats in their local area are healthier and more sustainable for generations to come, thanks to support from the Allan Labor Government.

  • 05 Jun 2024 Tuna fishing a long weekend drawcard for anglers

    Recreational fishers are set to flock to the Victoria’s south-west this long weekend with southern bluefin tuna fishing providing a drawcard for communities along the coast.

  • 28 May 2024 Land an exciting new career as a Fisheries Officer

    The Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) is now recruiting an intake of seven Fisheries Officers based in northern Victoria and around Melbourne to protect Victoria’s world-class fisheries.

  • 27 May 2024 Catch a freshwater cray this winter as season opens

    Recreational fishers can once again set their sights on catching the much-loved freshwater Murray spiny crayfish when the three-month open season begins north of the Great Dividing Range on 1 June.

  • 03 May 2024 New Snobs Creek fish conservation hatchery complete

    The finishing touches are underway for the Victorian Government’s new $2.7 million conservation facility at Snobs Creek with the hatchery set to open its doors to visitors from across the region and Victoria this weekend.

  • 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.