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  • 18 Jan 2024 Expansion plans for Victoria's trout cod populations

    Trout cod populations in Victoria have received a helping hand thanks to innovative fisheries management and the Victorian Government’s investment in fish hatchery facilities to boost production for stocking.

  • 03 Jan 2024 Macquarie perch given statewide protected status

    Efforts to protect Macquarie perch are being bolstered with the endangered species given protected status, banning their take by recreational fishers from two remaining Victorian waterways.

  • 19 Dec 2023 Bag limit reduced for cockles in Corner Inlet

    The daily recreational bag limit for cockles in Corner Inlet has been reduced to 2 litres per person to better share the resource and ensure the species remains sustainable for generations to come.

  • 18 Dec 2023 New project supports former refugees to continue fishing

    The Victorian Fisheries Authority has partnered with Bendigo Community Health Services to foster safe and sustainable fishing practices for newly-arrived Karen people.

  • 18 Dec 2023 Stocking success for Victorian anglers this summer

    Anglers across Victoria are set for more fishing luck this summer, with more than 720,000 Australian bass and estuary perch stocked into 32 lakes and rivers for recreational fishers to enjoy, thanks to the Victorian Government.

  • 15 Dec 2023 Family fun on offer at Arcadia Visitor Centre

    The new family friendly Visitor Centre at the Arcadia Native Fish Hatchery has become the latest tourism drawcard for the Goulburn Valley, thanks to the Victorian Government.

  • 07 Dec 2023 Creating stronger local fishing clubs across Victoria

    The Victorian Government is making sure more fishing clubs have the facilities they need to grow their community for generations to come, with new grants backing community-based fishing clubs across Victoria.

  • 29 Nov 2023 Fishers flock north for Murray cod season opening

    Fishers can once again head to northern Victoria’s lakes and rivers in search of an iconic Murray cod with the season opening this Friday, 1 December.

  • 03 Nov 2023 Little Anglers catch new fishing kits in time for Summer

    Victoria’s next generation of recreational fishers can look forward to catching a new hobby these summer holidays – with the first of 95,000 free Little Angler Kits distributed through more than 1,900 schools this week.

  • 25 Oct 2023 New habitat fund boosting Victoria's fish populations

    More Victorians can now play a part in boosting fish populations across Victoria, with a new grant program to improve fish habitat in freshwater, marine and estuarine fisheries, made possible by the Victorian Government.