Vic Fish Kids Program

We are hosting six free events in 2019 to get more children fishing, more often!

They're fun and free, and everything is provided when you sign up for the guided fishing clinic, so youngsters can cast a line and try fishing in a safe and supportive environment.

We'll be giving away 200 rod and reel outfits at each event to encourage beginners to stick with the hobby and try it again another time with family and friends.

It's all part of the State Government's Target One Million plan to grow participation and get one millions anglers by 2020.

Learn to cast, how to tie knots and what to do with a fish when you catch one.

Free fishing tuition will be provided by volunteers from angling clubs, VFA staff and Fishcare during the guided fishing clinics.

Most waters (where applicable) will be stocked prior with catchable size rainbow trout from our Snobs Creek hatchery, and some fish will be released on the day too. Everyone's welcome to help!

Clinics will occur throughout the day and there'll be lots to do for the whole family including a free photo booth to immortalise that fish of a lifetime

There will also be marked fishing areas for those who bring their own fishing gear. Limited bait will be available.

Parental supervision is essential and participants should bring sturdy footwear, clothing to suit the weather, a hat and sunscreen, and a sense of fun and adventure because they're going to be wonderful days!

Please note: Fishing gear and bait is provided for the guided fishing clinics only.




Saturday 9 March

Horsham Angling Club - Sawyer Park

10am – 4pm

Sunday 5 MayWilliamstown - Gem Pier10am - 4pm

Sunday 15 September

Pakenham Lake

10am - 4pm

Sunday 6 October

Seymour - Goulburn Park

10am - 4pm

Saturday 2 November

Lake Fyans (exact location to be confirmed)

10am - 4pm

Saturday 7 DecemberShepparton - Victoria Lake10am - 4pm