Native Fish Releases 2006

Note number: FN0602
Published: July 2008

Fisheries Victoria Native Fish Stocking Plan

Fisheries Victoria's native and salmonid fish stocking program is designed to enhance recreational fishing opportunities for anglers. Annual stocking plans are developed utilising information provided at regional stakeholder consultation meetings (CONS). Stakeholders involved are the Victorian Recreational Fishing peak body (VRFish), water and catchment management authorities, the Department of Sustainability and Environment (DSE), Fisheries Victoria and other relevant stakeholders. VRFish represents recreational anglers at these meetings.

The meetings consider the performance of existing stocking programs, results of stock assessment, angler and creel surveys, prevailing environmental conditions, impacts of land and water management regimes and other issues that may impact on the fishery. Requests by stakeholders to vary current stocking programs are also considered.

Stocking Plans may be subject to 'last minute' variation due to natural factors i.e. flood, fire, low water level or quality, algal blooms or manmade impacts such as major works on storages.

Continuing dry conditions meant some scheduled releases were cancelled and others modified. Where possible, VRFish are consulted prior to a variation.

Table 1. Native fish Stocked

Water Stocked Month 2008 Fish Size (g) Murray Cod Golden Perch Silver Perch Trout Cod Australian Bass
Allans Flat Dredge Hole Apr 0.85
1,000


Amaroo Lake (Shepparton) Apr 0.85
500


Anderson Lake (Chiltern) Apr 0.85
1,000


Avoca River (Charlton to Nattie Yallock) Mar
Feb
0.90
0.64

10,000
5,000


Bartlett Lake (Tatura) Mar 0.80
1,000


Boga Lake (Lake Boga) Mar
Feb
1.04
203
1,000* 5,000#


Broken Creek (Dip Bridge & Nathalia) Feb
Feb
Mar
0.80
0.84
0.60
12,000
7,000
15,000


Broken River (Benalla to Gowangardie Weir) Feb 0.60
15,800


Buffalo Lake (Myrtleford) Mar
Mar
0.50
0.17

1,000
10,000


Cairn Curran Res (Maldon) Mar
Feb
0.90
0.52

10,000
20,000


Calambeen Lake (Creswick) Mar 1.00
200


Campaspe River (Axedale to Elmore) Apr
Feb
0.82
0.52

20,000
10,000


Charm Lake (Lake Charm) Mar
Feb
1.04
203

500*
5,000#


Craigmuir Lake (Mooroopna) Mar 0.80
1,000


Crusoe Reserevoir (Bendigo) Mar 0.90
5,000


Cudgewa Creek (Cudgewa) Feb 0.64 5,000



Cullulleraine Lake (Cullulleraine) Feb 0.51 10,000



Eildon Lake (Eildon) Nov/2005
Jan
Feb
Feb
Feb
Mar
0.70
1.08
0.55
0.84
0.64
1.69

6,600
1,260
3,100
19,500
19,540
30,000


Expedition Pass Reserevoir (Farraday) Feb
Mar
0.90
0.52

250
1,000


Goldfields Res (Maryborough) Mar 0.90
2,000


Goulburn River (Shepparton)

May
Jan

1.40
1.15

50,000
470


Greens Lake (Corop) Apr
Mar
0.82
1.70

10,000
5,000


Gunbower Creek (Gunbower/Cohuna) Jan 1.18 20,000



Hume Lake (Wodonga) Nov/2005
Mar
0.70
0.50

30,000
28,300



Kangaroo Lake (Lake Charm) Mar
Feb
Apr
1.50
203
0.70
800*

1,500#
10,000#


Kerford Lake (Beechworth) Mar 1.04
5,000


Kialla Lakes Mar 0.50
1,500


King Lake (Rutherglen) Apr 0.85
1,000


Kow Swamp (Leitchville) May 1.05
15,000#


Laanecoorie Reserevoir (Laanecoorie) Mar 0.90
10,000


Little Boort Lake (Boort) Apr 0.75
2,000


Little Murray River (Swanhill) Jan 1.10 10,000



Loddon River (Newbridge to Kerang) Apr
Jan
Feb
0.82
1.07
0.52

3,000
17,000
20,000


Lowanna Lake (Shepparton) Apr 0.85
500


Mitta Mitta River (Pigs Point) Apr 0.60 10,000



Molliston Creek Weir (Pyalong) Mar
Feb
0.90
0.52

1,000
1,000


Nillahcootie Lake (Lima South) Apr 0.85
20,000


Numurkah Lake (Numurkah) Mar 0.80
5,000


Ovens River (D/s of Wangaratta) Jan 1.06


10,400
Pyramid Creek (Below K Swamp) Jan
Feb
1.09
0.52
3,400
6,600




Reedy Lake (First) (Kerang) Mar
Feb
Apr
1.04
203
0.70

300*
1,500#
5,000#


Richardson River (Rich Avon) Mar 0.90
5,000


Sambell Lake (Beechworth) Mar 0.50
5,000


Seven Creeks (Euroa) Mar
Apr
1.05
0.85

4,000
1,000



Tullaroop Creek (Durham Ox)    Mar 0.90
5,000


Waranga Basin (Rushworth) Apr 0.75 20,000



Wimmera River (Jeparit to Elmhurst) Apr 0.75
20,000


Wimmera River (Dimboola & Horsham) Apr 1.30
10,000


Total

281,850 298,270 10,000 10,400

Table 2. Number

Murray Cod Golden Perch Silver Perch Trout Cod Australian Bass Total
281,850 298,270 10,000 10,400 0 600,520

Table 3. Weight

Murray Cod Golden Perch Silver Perch Trout Cod Australian Bass Total (kg)
785.6 303.5 13.0 11.0 0 1,113.1

Table 4. Transport

Kms Travelled Total Man Days
24,316 59
* Yearling Murray Cod - Dart Tagged
# Chemically Marked Fish

Acknowledgements

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