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.
Spawning boost for sand flathead
Sand flathead in Port Phillip have returned the best spawning rate in 24 years
Forums to talk fishing and boating
Forums will be held across the state to discuss fishing and boating with locals.