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  • 18 Mar 2019 Native fish stocking record broken at Lake Eildon

    More than 714,000 native fish have been released into Lake Eildon this summer, setting a new stocking record for this iconic Victorian waterway which is so popular with freshwater anglers.

  • 13 Mar 2019 Women Recreational Fishing Network turns one

    The Women in Recreational Fishing Network (WIRF) celebrated its first birthday by hosting a special angling event on International Women’s Day on 8 March at Karkarook Lake in Melbourne.

  • 13 Mar 2019 Bass boost for Lake Gutheridge in Sale

    Today, Lake Guthridge was stocked with an extra 875 Australian bass fingerlings to provide more freshwater fishing opportunities for families keen to cast a line.

  • 11 Mar 2019 New Murray cod fishing opportunities at Karkarook Lake

    Victorians will have more fishing opportunities after Karkarook Lake was stocked for the first time with Murray cod and golden perch, thanks to the State Government.

  • 14 Feb 2019 Charges and car seizure for illegal nets

    Two people are facing serious charges after a good Samaritan’s phone call to 13FISH early Sunday helped Fisheries Officers locate an illegal net containing more than 1,000 juvenile bream at Sanctuary Lakes.

  • 04 Feb 2019 Heavy price to pay for illegal fish hauls

    A Camperdown fish and chip shop owner and three associates pleaded guilty in court today to illegally taking fish for sale, exceeding catch limits and dealing with the proceeds of crime, and received various penalties ranging from jail, fines and 10-year fishing bans to the forfeiture of their 7.5m boat, truck and fishing gear worth $180,000.

  • 01 Feb 2019 Competition opens to find favourite fishy anthems

    Anglers and music fans looking for a little audio inspiration need look no further than the Victorian Fisheries Authority’s (VFA) ‘Fishiest 100’ competition that began today and runs until 28 February.

  • 24 Jan 2019 Two men arrested with nearly 300 abalone

    An observant member of the public’s phone call to 13FISH (133474) early this week has helped uncover an illegal abalone fishing operation in Melbourne’s inner west.

  • 23 Jan 2019 Long weekend shellfish reminder

    Recreational fishers, including those who collect shellfish and abalone, are being reminded to freshen up on the intertidal fishing rules ahead of the January long weekend.

  • 08 Jan 2019 Historic fish stocking in the Barwon River

    Recreational anglers on the Bellarine have reason to celebrate thanks to the inaugural stocking of estuary perch into the Barwon River.