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  • 23 Feb 2021 More cod fishing on the way in Victoria's west

    Recreational fishers are being encouraged to have their say on a proposal to improve freshwater fishing opportunities by removing the three-month closed season for Murray cod in all waters of the Wimmera and Millicent basins, excluding the Wimmera River.

  • 11 Feb 2021 Local contractors building Victorian fishing future

    A local Shepparton company, APEX Earthworks, has been awarded the contract to start construction of a new $7 million native fish hatchery at Arcadia, on the banks of the Goulburn River.

  • 10 Feb 2021 More reefs for healthier fisheries in Corio Bay

    Two major fishing reef projects near Geelong are complete, creating more homes for fish and enabling recreational fishers to reap the rewards from land and sea.

  • 08 Feb 2021 Fishers hooked as Golden Tag hits major milestone

    Regional Victoria is experiencing a fishing tourism boom, with the Golden Tag competition racking up a huge $100,000 in prizemoney paid to winners since being expanded and relaunched.

  • 06 Feb 2021 A helping hand for Macquarie perch in the Northeast

    Macquarie perch populations in northeast Victoria are getting a helping hand with the release of 55,000 fingerlings into four waterways.

  • 01 Feb 2021 New slot limit for black bream in Gippsland Lakes plan

    A new slot limit for black bream will come into effect from April 1 as part of a range of improvements in the now finalised Gippsland Lakes Recreational Fishery Plan.

  • 28 Jan 2021 Seven men arrested for Mornington abalone haul

    Seven men allegedly involved in an abalone poaching syndicate were arrested by Fisheries Officers and Victoria Police last week.

  • 21 Jan 2021 Illegal calamari catch sees boat forfeited

    A Hillside man who took 23 calamari off Queenscliff and broke water safety regulations has been convicted, prohibited from fishing for six months, fined $1200 and had his boat and fishing equipment forfeited.

  • 07 Jan 2021 13 FISH call makes the difference as car and kayak seized

    The 13 FISH reporting hotline continues to ensure fishing in Victoria will be sustainable for years to come, after a call by a member of the public led to two people having their vehicle, kayak and fishing equipment seized.

  • 30 Dec 2020 New grants program for local fishing clubs

    Fishing clubs and community groups across Victoria will have more access to funds to improve fishing in their local area thanks to a new category of Recreational Fishing Grants.