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  • 17 Apr 2019 Sunshine seafood retailer fined $7500

    The owner of a retail seafood shop in Sunshine has been found guilty and fined $7500 with conviction and costs in the Sunshine Magistrates Court this week for trafficking rock lobster and selling abalone without authority.

  • 11 Apr 2019 Kayaks welcome at Barkers Creek Reservoir

    Casting a line into Barkers Creek Reservoir at Harcourt just got a whole lot easier now that kayaks and canoes are permitted.

  • 09 Apr 2019 Casey Fields Lake welcomes more native fish

    More catchable-size native fish were stocked into Casey Fields Lake today to further improve recreational fishing opportunities in suburban lakes.

  • 04 Apr 2019 Williamstown to host free fishing event with Bachar Houli

    Fishing and footy fans looking for family fun can visit Gem Pier in Williamstown on Sunday 5 May for a free VicFishKids event with AFL hero and Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) ambassador Bachar Houli.

  • 02 Apr 2019 First ever fish stocking for new lake at Hopetoun

    Recreational anglers in Hopetoun celebrated today as newly created Willow Lake was stocked for the first time with 20,000 golden perch.

  • 26 Mar 2019 Record Murray cod production at Snobs Creek

    The State Government is helping freshwater anglers reel in more fish thanks to a record number of Murray cod fingerlings grown at the fish hatchery at Snobs Creek.

  • 25 Mar 2019 Golden future for Barkers Creek Reservoir

    For the first time ever, the Barkers Creek Reservoir near Harcourt has been stocked with golden perch to create an exciting new mixed fishery with both native fish and trout for anglers living in the region to enjoy.

  • 23 Mar 2019 Three new native fisheries for the Macedon ranges

    For the first time ever, the Malmsbury, Upper Coliban and Lauriston Reservoirs have been stocked with Golden Perch and Murray Cod to create three exciting native fisheries for anglers across the Macedon Ranges to enjoy.

  • 21 Mar 2019 Victorian first to create six new native fisheries

    In a Victorian first, 120,000 golden perch have been stocked into the Malmsbury, Coliban, Lauriston, Tullaroop and Barkers Creek Reservoirs and Lake Bellfield to improve native fishing opportunities thanks to the State Government.

  • 20 Mar 2019 New and improved fishing guide now available

    The 2019 Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide has been revamped and is now available from tackle stores across the state and via the Victorian Fisheries Authority website.