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  • 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.

  • 05 Jun 2019 Abalone duo fined $15,000 and lose car

    Two men have been fined $15,000 and had their car forfeited after pleading guilty to possessing nearly 300 abalone at Altona in January.

  • 28 May 2019 Electro-fishing partners unite again for mighty Murray Cod

    Goulburn-Murray Water (GMW) is again partnering with the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) to relocate hundreds of Murray Cod and other high-value native fish caught up in the East Goulburn Main Irrigation Channel.

  • 22 May 2019 Boating and fishing bonanza at Tullaroop

    From today, kayakers, canoeists and fishers with electric motorised boats can now get out on the water at Tullaroop Reservoir to catch freshwater fish or just enjoy the day.

  • 09 May 2019 Victoria smashes native fish stocking record

    Victoria has smashed its previous native fish stocking record by more than a million fish as part of the State Government’s plan to get more people fishing, more often.

  • 01 May 2019 Diving duo fined $11,500 in southwest

    A 30-year-old man from East Kew and 35-year-old man from Point Cook have received substantial penalties for diving and spearfishing offences relating to abalone, rock lobster and fish.

  • 30 Apr 2019 Catchable cod for Barkers Creek Reservoir

    Catchable size Murray cod have been stocked into Barkers Creek Reservoir today to accelerate the development of its mixed fishery and provide kayakers with a native fish target species immediately.

  • 23 Apr 2019 Take Mum fishing this Mothers Day

    Victorians are being encouraged to take their mums fishing this coming Mothers Day, Sunday 12 May, as a great way to relax and unwind with the family.