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  • 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.

  • 19 Jul 2019 Victorians hooked on fishing with new custom plates

    The State Government has released a new fishing-themed custom plate to give all recreational fishers the chance to show everyone on the road how much they love fishing.

  • 17 Jul 2019 Indigenous job boost at new Shepparton hatchery

    The State Government is supporting Indigenous employment in Shepparton, with the new native fish hatchery to employ Indigenous people for up to half of the workforce.

  • 10 Jul 2019 Survey of fishers and boaters gets underway

    A new survey of recreational fishers and boaters gets underway this month to better understand the social and economic value of these pastimes in Victoria.

  • 03 Jul 2019 Big cats spotted swimming at Lake Purrumbete

    Freshwater fishers are rejoicing the first ever large-scale stocking of cheetah trout into an Australian waterway today with 1,600 released into Lake Purrumbete, near Camperdown.

  • 28 Jun 2019 32,000 fish stocked in time for school holidays

    Families and children can catch a new hobby these school holidays with the stocking of more than 32,000 catchable size rainbow trout into almost 80 waters across Victoria.

  • 27 Jun 2019 A more sustainable catch for yabby fishers

    Recreational yabby fishers will be forced to put away their opera house nets and embrace gear that is safer for aquatic animals thanks to changes made by the State Government.

  • 19 Jun 2019 Free open days at your Snobs Creek Hatchery

    The Victorian Fisheries Authority’s Snobs Creek hatchery will open its doors during the school holidays and welcome visitors to free open days on July 11 and 12.

  • 12 Jun 2019 Time to wet a line at Ferntree Gully's new urban fishery

    In a Victorian first, Quarry Lake in Ferntree Gully has been stocked in time for it’s opening, with hundreds of rainbow trout, Murray cod and golden perch, thanks to the State Government.