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17 Dec 2020 Inaugural Aussie bass stocking for Latrobe River
The Latrobe River has been stocked with Australian bass for the first time receiving 20,000 fingerlings as part of a plan to further improve freshwater fishing in Gippsland.
15 Dec 2020 Gippsland Lakes gets first ever estuary perch stocking
The tributaries of the Gippsland Lakes have been stocked with estuary perch for the first time, as part of an ambitious plan to return the iconic waterways to a recreational fishing mecca.
04 Dec 2020 First catch a memorable one for fledgling fisher
Vaughan Rodwell will forever remember the first fish he caught, after reeling in a $2,000 rainbow trout as part of the relaunched and expanded Golden Tag competition.
02 Dec 2020 New boat ramps at Upper Coliban and Barkers Creek
The Victorian Government is continuing to improve boating infrastructure in regional communities, with new boat ramps now open at Upper Coliban and Barkers Creek reservoirs in central Victoria.
26 Nov 2020 Tagged fish is a catch that can't be ‘Bete!
A fly fisher has struck gold at Lake Purrumbete near Camperdown, landing a $10,000 fish as part of the relaunched Golden Tag competition.
26 Nov 2020 Countdown is on for Murray cod season opening
Freshwater fishers are counting down the days until the opening of the recreational fishing season for Murray cod on 1 December.
20 Nov 2020 New Fisheries Station Delivers Improved Coverage
Fisheries Officers can now cover more of Melbourne’s South East thanks to a new VFA fisheries station opening at Braeside.
18 Nov 2020 Bigger, Better Fish Cleaning Tables For Warrnambool
Fishers launching their boat or casting a line at Warrnambool’s historic port will be able to clean their catch undercover and at any time using a new fish cleaning table facility.
13 Nov 2020 Golden Chance To Catch The Fish Of A Lifetime
Recreational fishers will have the opportunity to explore regional Victoria and land a tagged fish worth up to $10,000 as part of an expanded Golden Tag competition, which is set to boost tourism and participation in fishing across the state.
13 Nov 2020 Major Boosts For Fishing and Boating
In a major victory for fishers and boaters around the state, two landmark pieces of legislation have passed in the Legislative Council, delivering on election commitments to establish a dedicated fund for boating and make sure people can access more camping spaces.