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.
Golden Tag competition
Explore regional Victoria and catch a golden tagged fish to win up to $10,000.
Maribyrnong habitat project
The Maribyrnong River has more fish habitat thanks to your fishing licence fees.
Lobster tagging goes digital
The rock lobster tagging program has gone digital! Click the link to learn more.
Check out the Rec Fishing Tourism Strategy, as part of the Go Fishing Victoria plan.