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03 Jan 2023 Boat seized off Point Wilson for illegal abalone haul
Most recreational fishers fish sustainably and abide by catch limits however two people have been apprehended in Port Phillip Bay and had their six-metre boat seized for allegedly taking more than ten times the daily bag limit of abalone.
20 Dec 2022 New horizons for stocked bass and perch fisheries
The Victorian Government has delivered an early Christmas present for recreational fishers by stocking more than 560,000 Australian bass and estuary perch into nearly 30 lakes and rivers, including seven waterways for the first time.
12 Dec 2022 Register now for world's biggest fishing conference
Early bird registrations are being encouraged for the 10th World Recreational Fishing Conference (WRFC10), which is coming to Melbourne, Australia, from 20-22 February 2023.
09 Dec 2022 Melbourne the ultimate fishing festival in February
Melbourne will be the global capital of recreational fishing for five festival-filled days in February 2023 having won the rights to host the tenth World Recreational Fishing Conference (WRFC), which will include the complementary Ultimate Fishing Expo, at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
28 Nov 2022 Stay safe for Murray cod season opening this week
Recreational fishers are being encouraged to check waterway conditions before they leave home ahead of the opening of Murray cod season later this week on Thursday 1 December.
04 Nov 2022 Rocklands water release for Lake Toolondo
Lake Toolondo in the Wimmera will receive a water allocation from Rocklands Reservoir.
03 Nov 2022 Boat seized for illegal whiting haul at St Leonards
Most recreational fishers do the right thing and abide by catch limits that keep our booming whiting, snapper and calamari fisheries sustainable however three men have been apprehended at St Leonards and had their fibreglass boat seized for allegedly taking more than the daily bag limit of King George whiting.
31 Oct 2022 New shellfish reef to boost fishing in the bay
The Victorian Government is continuing to create more recreational fishing opportunities in Port Phillip with a $50,000 contribution to a proposed new shellfish reef off Kerferd Road pier in Albert Park.
07 Oct 2022 Control area to assist wild abalone stock recovery
The recovery of south-west Victoria’s wild abalone stock is being given a helping hand with the introduction of a Control Area near Portland.
05 Oct 2022 Delivering better boating and fishing to Lake Burrumbeet
The Victorian Government is delivering better access to a day on the water in western Victoria with boat ramp upgrades at Lake Burrumbeet.