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02 Aug 2022 Reeling in abstracts for fishing conference
Melbourne will welcome the tenth World Recreational Fishing Conference in 2023 and organisers are calling for abstracts from fisheries experts, academics, students and thought leaders.
01 Aug 2022 Golden Tag hits major milestone with 150 winners
The Golden Tag competition has reached a major milestone, hooking in 150 lucky winners right across the state.
27 Jul 2022 Boat ramp upgrade nears completion at Lake Bullen Merri
Boaters will benefit from improved access to the water at Lake Bullen Merri near Camperdown, thanks to an upgrade of the boat ramp facility – which is just weeks away from completion.
21 Jul 2022 13FISH call catches spearfisher in marine sanctuary
A phone call from a concerned community member to 13FISH has helped Melbourne Fisheries Officers intercept a man fishing illegally within Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary.
20 Jul 2022 Hundreds of fish illegally caught in Werribee River
Four people will face court after a night patrol by Melbourne Fisheries Officers detected one boat with more than 480 fish aboard and illegal fishing equipment.
19 Jul 2022 More local fishing and boating forums this winter
The Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) has confirmed details for four fishing and boating forums in July and August at Portland, Mitcham, Port Albert and Wodonga.
15 Jul 2022 More boating and fishing opportunities in Port Phillip Bay
Boaters and fishers are being given more opportunities to get outdoors and spend time on the water, thanks to the State Government.
13 Jul 2022 Record baby bream found in Gippsland Lakes
A record number of baby black bream has been detected in the Gippsland Lakes.
23 Jun 2022 Bumper bay spawning for Port Phillip snapper
A recent fisheries survey in Port Phillip Bay has recorded the third highest abundance of baby snapper since monitoring began nearly 30 years ago.
14 Jun 2022 Golden Tag fish still up for grabs at Kings Billabong
Minister for Fishing and Boating Melissa Horne today visited the waterway, which has been stocked with tagged silver perch, golden perch and Murray cod – many of which are still uncaught.