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.
Abalone Disease at Cape Nelson
Wild abalone off the coast of Cape Nelson have tested positive for disease.
More access to Crown Land
We're making a clearer path for all Victorians with public access to public land.
Recreational Fishing Cards
Free Recreational Fishing Cards have been introduced for junior and senior fishers
Golden Tag is back!
The Golden Tag fishing competition is back and it's bigger and better than before.
Gippsland Lakes Plan
Learn more about our work to return the Gippsland Lakes to a rec fishing mecca.