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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.
08 Jan 2019 13FISH nabs duo with big abalone haul
A good Samaritan’s phone call to 13FISH on Friday evening has helped Fisheries Officers at Port Fairy apprehend two men from Point Cook allegedly in possession of 89 abalone, 88 of which were undersize.