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08 Feb 2021 Fishers hooked as Golden Tag hits major milestone
Regional Victoria is experiencing a fishing tourism boom, with the Golden Tag competition racking up a huge $100,000 in prizemoney paid to winners since being expanded and relaunched.
06 Feb 2021 A helping hand for Macquarie perch in the Northeast
Macquarie perch populations in northeast Victoria are getting a helping hand with the release of 55,000 fingerlings into four waterways.
01 Feb 2021 New slot limit for black bream in Gippsland Lakes plan
A new slot limit for black bream will come into effect from April 1 as part of a range of improvements in the now finalised Gippsland Lakes Recreational Fishery Plan.
28 Jan 2021 Seven men arrested for Mornington abalone haul
Seven men allegedly involved in an abalone poaching syndicate were arrested by Fisheries Officers and Victoria Police last week.
21 Jan 2021 Illegal calamari catch sees boat forfeited
A Hillside man who took 23 calamari off Queenscliff and broke water safety regulations has been convicted, prohibited from fishing for six months, fined $1200 and had his boat and fishing equipment forfeited.
07 Jan 2021 13 FISH call makes the difference as car and kayak seized
The 13 FISH reporting hotline continues to ensure fishing in Victoria will be sustainable for years to come, after a call by a member of the public led to two people having their vehicle, kayak and fishing equipment seized.
30 Dec 2020 New grants program for local fishing clubs
Fishing clubs and community groups across Victoria will have more access to funds to improve fishing in their local area thanks to a new category of Recreational Fishing Grants.
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.