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  • 21 Mar 2019 Victorian first to create six new native fisheries

    In a Victorian first, 120,000 golden perch have been stocked into the Malmsbury, Coliban, Lauriston, Tullaroop and Barkers Creek Reservoirs and Lake Bellfield to improve native fishing opportunities thanks to the State Government.

  • 14 Feb 2019 Charges and car seizure for illegal nets

    Two people are facing serious charges after a good Samaritan’s phone call to 13FISH early Sunday helped Fisheries Officers locate an illegal net containing more than 1,000 juvenile bream at Sanctuary Lakes.

  • 04 Feb 2019 Heavy price to pay for illegal fish hauls

    A Camperdown fish and chip shop owner and three associates pleaded guilty in court today to illegally taking fish for sale, exceeding catch limits and dealing with the proceeds of crime, and received various penalties ranging from jail, fines and 10-year fishing bans to the forfeiture of their 7.5m boat, truck and fishing gear worth $180,000.

  • 01 Feb 2019 Competition opens to find favourite fishy anthems

    Anglers and music fans looking for a little audio inspiration need look no further than the Victorian Fisheries Authority’s (VFA) ‘Fishiest 100’ competition that began today and runs until 28 February.

  • 24 Jan 2019 Two men arrested with nearly 300 abalone

    An observant member of the public’s phone call to 13FISH (133474) early this week has helped uncover an illegal abalone fishing operation in Melbourne’s inner west.

  • 23 Jan 2019 Long weekend shellfish reminder

    Recreational fishers, including those who collect shellfish and abalone, are being reminded to freshen up on the intertidal fishing rules ahead of the January long weekend.

  • 08 Jan 2019 Historic fish stocking in the Barwon River

    Recreational anglers on the Bellarine have reason to celebrate thanks to the inaugural stocking of estuary perch into the Barwon River.

  • 08 Jan 2019 13FISH nabs duo with big abalone haul

    A good Samaritan’s phone call to 13FISH on Friday evening has helped Fisheries Officers at Port Fairy apprehend two men from Point Cook allegedly in possession of 89 abalone, 88 of which were undersize.

  • 04 Jan 2019 King George whiting set to boom

    Victorian fishers have welcomed 2019 with the news that high numbers of juvenile King George whiting have been surveyed in Port Phillip Bay for the third consecutive year.

  • 03 Jan 2019 Men caught with 11 times abalone limit

    Four men from St Albans and West Footscray have been arrested after being found with 173 abalone, more than 11 times the daily bag limit.