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  • 16 Mar 2023 Local groups grab grants thanks to fishing licence fees

    Improved access and facilities are on their way to some of Victoria’s most popular and emerging fishing areas, thanks to the Victorian Government’s Recreational Fishing Grants Program.

  • 10 Mar 2023 Recovery program bringing Maccas back to north-east

    The comeback of one of Victoria’s iconic native fish continues to gain momentum, with more Macquarie perch stocked into waterways in the state’s north-east.

  • 03 Mar 2023 Network ramps up boating opportunities for women

    The number of women in recreational fishing has increased rapidly in the five years since the Victorian Government established an award-winning network for female fishers, which will now be expanded to include recreational boating.

  • 02 Mar 2023 Devilbend a freshwater hotspot on the Mornington Peninsula

    Devilbend Reservoir on the Mornington Peninsula has received its first fish stocking of 2023 with the release of catchable size brown trout today, part of the Victorian Government’s ongoing mission to further improve fishing.

  • 28 Feb 2023 Learn to fish at free VicFishKids clinics

    The Victorian Government is reeling in the next generation of recreational fishers through several free VicFishKids events over the next few months.

  • 27 Feb 2023 Get Hooked on Lakes Entrance fish and seafood

    If you love fresh Victorian seafood and the idea of a road trip on a long weekend then get along to the free Hooked on Lakes Entrance event on Sunday, 12 March.

  • 20 Feb 2023 World's brightest fishing minds meet in Melbourne

    The world’s foremost recreational fishing experts from 21 countries have descended on the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre for the 10th World Recreational Fishing Conference (WRFC).

  • 13 Feb 2023 Illegal fishers fined, lose car and boat

    Two men and a woman have been fined a combined $24,000 and had their car, boat and trailer forfeited for using a large illegal net to take 100 fish in a remote East Gippsland river last year.

  • 08 Feb 2023 Ultimate Fishing Expo and Conference fast approaching

    Recreational fishers of all ages will converge on Melbourne later this month when two exciting events are held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

  • 05 Jan 2023 Illegal abalone haul off Brighton on New Years Eve

    While hundreds of people were preparing to welcome in 2023 last weekend, Fisheries Officers were on deck looking after our bay fishery and thousands of anglers enjoying all it has to offer.