Trout Opening Festivals 2019

Bigger and better than ever, the Goulburn Fishing Festival at Eildon and Ballarat Fishing Festival at Lake Wendouree are on again!

On Saturday 7 September, come and celebrate the opening of trout season in streams and rivers, and the great freshwater fishing opportunities in Victoria's north-east and north-west.

There will be fun and exciting activities for the whole family, including:

Only at the Ballarat event

* Only at the Goulburn and Eildon event

And it's all free!

To find out the specific schedules for each location, click on the relevant link below:

These events are part of the State Government's Target One Million plan for recreational fishing, which aims to get more Victorians fishing, more often.

The 2019 trout and salmonid closed season on rivers and streams is from 12:01am on Tuesday 11 June until 11:59pm on Friday 6 September.