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  • 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.

  • 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.