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  • 18 Aug 2023 Fishing closures in place after disease detection

    An offshore area near Portland has been closed to all abalone and rock lobster fishing after Abalone Viral Ganglioneuritis (AVG) was detected in two abalone at Point Danger.

  • 07 Aug 2023 Free Ballarat fishing festival reeling in new anglers

    Newcomers to freshwater fishing will catch tips and tricks from experts next month at the Ballarat Fishing Festival on Saturday 2 September.

  • 07 Aug 2023 Goulburn anglers score free fishing festival

    Local and visiting recreational fishers across the Goulburn region will mark the opening of trout season at the free Goulburn Fishing Festival on Saturday 2 September.

  • 26 Jul 2023 Fisheries collaboration to crack code on endangered fish

    A collaborative new research project will bring together fisheries experts from across Australia and abroad to work jointly on re-establishing wild populations of the endangered native Macquarie perch.

  • 26 Jul 2023 Free forums to dive into local fishing and boating

    Recreational fishers and boaters from all corners of the state will again have the chance to discuss their much-loved pastimes and share ideas to make fishing even better at a series of free Fishing and Boating Forums.

  • 11 Jul 2023 More grants reeling in bright fishing future

    Victorian recreational fishers will enjoy even better angling opportunities in the years ahead thanks to 12 new projects funded through the reinvestment of fishing licence fees, made possible by the State Government.

  • 26 Jun 2023 Control area to continue protecting abalone stocks

    Measures to protect south-west Victoria’s abalone stocks will remain in place for at least another 12 months, with a 30-kilometre zone south of Portland to remain closed to abalone fishing until 30 June, 2024.

  • 21 Jun 2023 Super school holidays trout stocking

    There’s more fishing fun in stock for everyone this school holidays, with thousands of rainbow trout stocked in more than 80 lakes across Victoria thanks to the Victorian Government.

  • 06 Jun 2023 Helping tomorrow's little anglers get hooked on fishing

    The Victorian Government is giving Victoria’s next generation of recreational fishers the opportunity to get hooked on fishing, with free Little Angler Kits for kids across Victoria.

  • 25 May 2023 Countdown on to start catching freshwater crayfish

    This year’s three-month freshwater cray fishing season will begin Thursday, 1 June, with recreational fishers north of the Great Dividing Range already setting their sights on catching the Murray spiny crayfish.