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  • 04 Jun 2018 River trout season closes but lake fishing is on fire

    Trout fishing is booming in Victoria, but soon it will be time to give our rivers a break to let the wild fish spawn.

  • 30 May 2018 A few days til you can catch Murray Crays

    Only a few days remain before Victorians can try their hand at catching some tasty Murray spiny freshwater crayfish for the table.

  • 22 May 2018 Fourth annual trout conference comes to Melbourne

    Recreational anglers can learn more about Victoria's wild trout fisheries at a free one day conference in Preston on Saturday 11 August 2018.

  • 21 May 2018 Snapper survey reveals baby boom in Port Phillip

    A recent fisheries survey in Port Phillip Bay has recorded the highest abundance of baby snapper in 26 years, easily surpassing the previous peaks in 2001 and 2004.

  • 18 May 2018 Helping hand for Ballarat fish hatchery

    The Ballarat Fish Hatchery will soon be producing even healthier trout, year-round, thanks to a $63,925 grant from the State Government's Target One Million plan for recreational fishing.

  • 17 May 2018 Future fishing leader recognised for mako shark

    Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford joined other fishers and club members plus staff from the Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) at the Torquay Angling Club to present Xavier with a certificate of appreciation for his suggestion to introduce a minimum size to protect small mako sharks.

  • 14 May 2018 Have your say on pipi fishery management

    Victorian Fisheries Authority CEO Travis Dowling said the draft plan aims to keep the fishery viable, profitable and sustainable for all users of the resource.

  • 14 May 2018 Opera house nets banned in Victoria

    The State Government today announced that from 1 July 2019, opera house nets will be banned in all public and private waters throughout Victoria, with reforms that will benefit native animals that live in and around waterways including platypus and turtles.

  • 11 May 2018 Better boating access for Swan Hill anglers

    Freshwater anglers wetting a line in the Murray River for golden perch and Murray cod can now launch their vessels more easily thanks to a new boat ramp at Pental Island.

  • 04 May 2018 Recidivist pipi poacher gets $1000 fine and 12 month fishing ban

    A man caught by Fisheries Officers with 15 litres of pipis at Venus Bay in January has been sentenced and fined $1,000 with conviction, after the matter was heard at the Korumburra Magistrates Court today.