Record 8 million fish stocking

More than 8 million fish were stocked into Victoria’s lakes and rivers in the 2020/21 season. This is a milestone achievement enroute to 10 million in 2021/22.

The stockings were funded by recreational fishing licence fees and the State Government’s $35 million investment to get more people fishing, more often.

Of the 8 million fish stocked, around 1.5 million were salmonids such as rainbow and brown trout and chinook salmon. The remaining 6.5 million were native species such as Murray cod, golden, silver and estuary perch, along with Australian bass.

To see what was stocked and where, click on the links below.

Fish stockings by region

Barwon South West




Loddon Mallee

Port Phillip

Breakdown by species

Click here to read the media release marking the milestone.