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  • 18 Sep 2019 School's nearly out, go catch a trout

    Spavin Drive Lake will be stocked with catchable-size rainbow trout for the September school holidays, helping more Sunbury families to get outdoors and wet a line.

  • 11 Sep 2019 Citizen scientists tracking King George whiting movements

    Saltwater fishers are doing their bit to help track the movement patterns of King George whiting in Victorian waters, thanks to a three-year research project funded by recreational fishing licence fees.

  • 05 Sep 2019 Free Ballarat Fishing Festival returns

    The State Government is celebrating the start of the trout and other freshwater fishing season with the Ballarat Fishing Festival.

  • 30 Aug 2019 Massive trout opening for Goulburn River fishing

    Victoria’s huge trout opening is on again in September, with the Goulburn River set to be a major drawcard with 2,000 ‘stonker’ trout to be stocked thanks to the State Government.

  • 27 Aug 2019 Gippsland Lakes commercial netting ban another step closer

    Commercial netting in the Gippsland Lakes is another step closer to being banned, with the State Government introducing legislation today that will boost tourism, create jobs and protect the unique lake system.

  • 23 Aug 2019 Tuna Champions caring for prized catch

    Recreational game fishers in Portland will be encouraged to properly handle their Southern bluefin tuna catch as part of the national Tuna Champions campaign.

  • 22 Aug 2019 Spring into free kids fishing events

    Families keen to learn more about fishing with the kids this spring can cast their eyes towards four free fishing events that will run from September to December.

  • 07 Aug 2019 More waters for boating and fishing in central Victoria

    Four more lakes in central Victoria are now open to recreational fishers in canoes, kayaks and boats with electric motors, thanks to the State Government’s plan to get more people fishing, more often.

  • 25 Jul 2019 Duo arrested for illegal fish sales

    Two men were arrested by Fisheries Officers and Investigators in Melbourne’s western suburbs on Wednesday for allegedly buying and selling fish illegally.

  • 22 Jul 2019 Big wins for regional boating facilities

    Launching a boat and cleaning your catch in regional Victoria has got even easier for recreational fishers over the last four years thanks to a suite of improved facilities at our lakes, rivers, estuaries and bays.