Native Fish Releases 2009

Note Number: FN0606
Published: May 2009

Departmental Stocking Program

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.

Native fish Stocked

Water stocked Month 2009 Fish Size (g) Murray cod Golden perch Silver perch Trout cod
Alans Flat Dredge Hole Jan 0.81
1,000

Amaroo Lake (Shepparton) Mar 0.50
500

Avoca River (Charlton to Nattie Yallock) Jan
Mar
0.80
0.50
10,000
18,000


Bartlett Lake (Tatura) Mar 0.50
1,000

Bealiba Reservoir (Bealiba) Mar 0.50
2,000

Broken Creek ( Dip Bridge & Nathalia) Mar 0.50
20,000

Broken River (Downstream of Benalla) Mar 0.50
20,000

Buffalo Lake (Myrtleford) Mar
Mar
0.81
0.65
1,000
11,000


Campaspe River Dec 2008
Mar
1.0
0.8
20,000
40,000


Charm Lake ( Lake Charm ) Jan
Mar
150
0.50
500*
5,000#


Crusoe Reservoir Mar 0.65
3,000

Cudgewa Creek (Cudgewa) Feb 1.0 5,000


Cullulleraine Lake (Cullulleraine) Jan
Mar
0.80
0.67
10,000
10,000


Eildon Lake (Eildon) Dec 2008
Mar
Mar
Mar
0.85
0.50
0.67
0.65
50,000
87,000
113,000
33,500


Eldorado Dredge Hole Mar 0.65
500

Goulburn River
( Seymour to Nagambie)
Jan
Mar
0.80
0.50
50,000
20,000


Greens Lake (Corop) Jan
Mar
0.80
0.50
10,000
20,000


Gunbower Creek (Gunbower/Cohuna) Dec 2008 1.0 20,000


Harrietville Dredge Hole Mar
Mar
0.81
0.65
200 500

Hume Lake (Wodonga) Jan
Mar
0.81
0.50

47,000
103,000


Kangaroo Lake
( Lake Charm )
Jan
Mar
150
0.50
2,000*
20,000#


Kerford Lake (Beechworth) Jan 0.74


2,300
Kialla Lakes
(Shepparton)
Mar 0.50
1,500

Kiewa River (Lower reaches) Mar
Mar
20
1.5
300
200



Kow Swamp (Leitchville) Mar 0.5
30,000#

Laanecoorie Reservoir Mar
Mar
1.0
0.65

7,600
2,400


Little Murray River (Swanhill) Dec 2008 1.0 10,000


Loddon River (Newbridge to Kerang) Jan
Mar
0.88
0.50
20,000
50,000


Lowanna Lake (Shepparton) Mar 0.50
500

Mitta Mitta River (Pigs Point) Jan 1.44 10,000


Nagambie Lakes (Mitchellstown to Goulburn Weir) Jan
Mar
Mar
Mar
Mar
Mar
0.80
0.80
0.50
1.5
1.0
0.81
23,000


2,300
15,000
9,700

70,000
130,000


Pyramid Creek (Below Kow Swamp ) Jan
Mar
1.44
0.50
10,000
10,000


Rabl Park Lake (Murtoa) Mar 0.80
2,000

Reedy Lake (First) (Kerang) Jan
Mar
150
0.50
500* 5,000#

Richardson River (Rich Avon) Mar 1.0
10,000

Sambell Lake (Beechworth) Jan 0.81
5,000

Serpentine Creek
( Durham Ox)
Mar 0.50
5,000

Wimmera River (Horsham area) Mar
Mar
0.80
1.0

30,000
10,000

Total
  279,700 936,500 10,000 2,300

Number

  Murray cod Golden perch Silver perch Trout cod Total
Fry (0.5-1.5g) 276,200 936,500 10,000 2,300 1,228,500
Yearling (50-150g) 3,500        

   

Weight

  Murray cod (kg) Golden perch (kg) Silver perch (kg) Trout cod (kg)
Fry (0.5-1.5g) 256.7 562.9 10 1.7
Yearling (50-150g) 461      

Transport

Kms travelled Total Man Days
27,208 60
*
#
Yearling Murray cod – Dart Tagged
Chemically marked fish (Alizarin)

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Acknowledgements

This Agnote was developed by Taylor Hunt, Fisheries Victoria – Fisheries Management. May 2009.

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