Trout Opening Festivals

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

On Saturday 3 September, come and celebrate the opening of trout season in streams and rivers, and the great freshwater fishing opportunities in Victoria.

There will be fun and exciting activities for the whole family, including opportunties to stock trout and chat with Fisheries Officers. Also plenty of kids activities such as DIY lures and face painting on offer.

And it's all FREE!

These events are part of the State Government's Go Fishing Victoria plan for recreational fishing, which aims to get more Victorians fishing, more often.

The 2022 trout and salmonid season on rivers and streams opens Saturday 3 September.