Victoria's inland waters support healthy populations of trout and redfin, and native species such as golden perch, Murray cod and Australian bass. Yabbies and spiny freshwater crayfish are also popular.
Our bays, inlets and oceans support productive recreational fisheries for snapper, King George whiting, flathead, bream, sharks, tuna, calamari and Australian Salmon, most of which are caught with hook and line. Scallops, abalone and rock lobster are also taken by recreational divers.
Freshwater Fisheries Mgt Plan
The Draft Freshwater Fisheries Management Plan is now out for public consultation.
Better Handling for Murray Cod
Landing a big Murray cod and releasing requires careful planning and the right gear.