Native Fish Releases 2011

Note Number: FN0612
Published: June 2011

This Agnote provides information on the 2011 native fish stockings in Victoria.

Victorian Fish Stocking Program

The department's native fish stocking program is designed to enhance recreational fishing opportunities for anglers.

Stocking Plans are developed by Fisheries Victoria as part of an annual regional consultation process (Vic Fish Stock) with participation from recreational fishing representatives, water and Catchment Management Authorities and other relevant stakeholders. Stocking plans take into account the performance of previous stocking programs, the results of stock assessment surveys, creel surveys or angler diary programs. Other factors are also taken into account including; environmental conditions, water levels, flood, drought, algal blooms, 'blackwater' events, fish deaths or man-made impacts such as major works on storages. Stocking Plans are subject to 'last minute' variation due to natural factors

A record number of more than 2 million native fish were stocked throughout Victoria in 2010/11. This includes more than 1.1 million golden perch, 800,000 Murray cod, 100,000 Australian bass and a small number of Trout cod and Macquarie perch. This fish stocking program was significantly boosted by two recreational fishing licence grants projects including: 1 million Murray cod in to Lake Eildon and Drought Recovery stocking. In addition, Government initiatives were used to expand fish stocking and assist with the recovery of bushfire affected regions.

2010/2011 Native Stockings - total numbers


Murray cod Golden perch Trout cod Silver perch Australian bass Macquarie perch
Fry (0.5 to 5gs) 670,270 1,124,600 6,000 36,000 102,700 8,300
Drought Recovery Fry (0.5 to 5gs) 171,000 5,000



Yearlings (150 to 250gs) 300




Total: 841,570 1,129,600 6,000 36,000 102,270 8,300

Total number of native fish stocked= 2,123,740

2010/2011 Native Stockings – by waters

Water Stocked Month 2010/
2011
Fish size (gs) Murray cod Golden perch Trout cod Australian Bass Silver perch Macquarie perch
Allans Flat Dredge Hole
(Allans Flat)
Mar 1.2
5,000



Amaroo Lake
(Part of Kialla Lakes at Shepparton)
Apr 1.1
500



Anderson Lake
(Chiltern)
Mar 1.2
1,000



Avoca River
(Charlton to Nattie Yallock)
Apr 1.3
18,000



Avon River
(Stratford to Valencia Creek)
Dec 1.0


15,000

Bartlett Lake
(Tatura)
Mar 0.9
1,000



Bealiba Reservoir
(Bealiba)
Apr 1.3
2,000



Blue Rock Lake
(Willow Grove)
Dec 1.0


15,000

Broken Creek
(Dip Bridge to Nathalia)
Mar 0.9
20,000



Broken River
(Casey & Gowangardie Weirs)
Mar 0.9
20,000



Buffalo Lake
(Dandongadale)
Mar 1.2
10,000



Cairn Curran Reservoir
(Maldon)
Dec 1.0 10,000





Feb 1.0
20,000



Calembeen Lake
 (Creswick)
Mar 1.2
600



Campaspe River
(Rochester & Elmore to Axdale)
Mar 0.9
40,000



Charlegrark Lake
(Booroopki)
Dec 180.0 300




Charm Lake
(Lake Charm)
Dec 1.0 10,000





Feb 1.0
5,000



Craigmuir Lake
(Mooroopna)
Apr 1.1
1,000



Crusoe Reservoir
(Bendigo)
Mar 0.9
3,000



Cullulleraine Lake
(Cullulleraine)
Dec 1.5 10,000





Feb 1.0
10,000



Eildon Lake
(Eildon)
Dec 1.0 120,000





Dec 1.1 102,000





Jan 1.0 36,000





Jan 1.0
38,000




Feb 0.9 10,100





Feb 1.0 42,000





Feb 0.9 19,500





Feb 0.9 29,770





Feb 1.0
162,000




Feb 1.0 23,630




Eldorado Dredge Hole
(Eldorado)
Mar 1.2
500



Eppalock Lake
(Knowsley)
Dec 1.0 20,000





Jan 1.0
50,000




Feb 2.5 30,000





Feb 1.1 30,000





Feb 1.0
20,000



Expedition Pass Reservoir (Farraday) Feb 2.5




3,000
Glenmaggie Lake (Glenmaggie) Dec 1.0


22,270

Goldfields Reservoir Mar 1.2
2,000



(Maryborough)







*Goulburn River Mar 0.9
20,000



*(Below Shepparton)







(Between Yea and Seymour) June 2.0 17,570




(Between Yea and Seymour) June 1.7 17,430




Green Lake Mar 1.2
5,000



(Sea Lake)







Greens Lake Feb 1.0
20,000



(Corop) Feb 1.0 10,000




Harrietville Dredge Hole Mar 1.2
500



(Harrietville)







Hume Lake Jan 1.0
147,000



(Tallangatta) Mar 0.9
3,000



Inglewood Reservoir Apr 1.3
1,000



(Inglewood) Apr 1.2



1,000
Kangaroo Lake Dec 1.0 20,000




(Lake Charm) Feb 1.0
20,000



Kerford Lake Jan 1.4

3,000


(Beechworth)







Kialla Lakes Apr 1.1
1,500



(Shepparton)







Kiewa River Apr 2.7 1,970




(Below Kiewa)







King Lake Mar 1.2
1,000



(Rutherglen)







Kow Swamp Feb 1.0
30,000



(Leichtville)







Laanecoorie Reservoir Feb 1.0
10,000



(Laanecoorie)







Lascelles Lake Apr 1.3
5,000



(Hopetoun) Apr 1.2



5,000
Little Boort Lake Apr 1.1
5,000



(Boort)







Little Murray River







(Swanhill)







Loddon River Dec 1.5 20,000




(Kerang to Newbridge) Feb 1.0
50,000



Lowanna Lake Apr 1.1
500



(Shepparton)







Macalister River Dec 1.0


4,000

(D/s of L. Glenmaggie)







Mitchell River Dec 1.0


15,000

(Waterford to Iguana Creek)







Mitta Mitta River Jan 1.0 10,000




(Pig Point)







Nagambie Lakes Dec 1.1 50,000




(Nagambie) Feb 1.0
200,000



Narracan Lake Dec 1.0


20,000

(Moe)







Nillahcootie Lake Jan 1.0 10,000




(Barjarg) Mar 0.9
20,000



Ovens River







(Rocky Point) Mar 1.6




1,325
(Whorouly Bridge) Mar 1.6




1,325
Pyramid Creek Mar 0.9
10,000



(D/s of Kow Swamp)







Reedy Lake (First) Feb 1.0
5,000



(Kerang)







Richardson River Mar 1.2
10,000



(Rich Avon)







Sambell Lake Jan 1.4

3,000


(Beechworth) Mar 1.2
5,000



Serpentine Creek Apr 1.1
5,000



(Durham Ox)







Seven Creeks Mar 1.2
5,000



(Euroa)







Serviceton North Reservoir Apr 1.3
5,000



(Serviceton North)







Stanley Ditch Dam Mar 1.2
1,000



(Stanley)







Sumsion Gardens Lake Mar 1.2
500



(Wodonga)







Taylor Lake Dec 1.0 20,000




(Horsham) Jan 1.0
40,000




Jan 1.0



30,000
Tchum Lake Mar 1.2
5,000



(Birchip)







Thompson River Dec 1.0


11,000

(Cowwarr Weir)







Tungamah Weir Pool Mar 1.2
2,000



(Tungamah)







Victoria Lake Mar 1.2
10,000



Maryborough)







Victoria Lake Apr 1.1
5,000



(Shepparton)







Watchem Lake Mar 1.2
5,000



(Wathcem)







William Hovell Lake Mar 1.6




2,650
(Cheshunt South)







Wimmera River Apr 1.3
35,000



(Dimboola to Elmhurst)







Wooroonook Lake Mar 1.2
5,000



(Charlton)







Yarriambiack Creek







(Beulah) Apr 1.3
660



(Brim) Apr 1.3
660



(Warracknabeal) Apr 1.3
680



Totals:

670,270 1,124,600 6,000 102,270 36,000 8,300

Drought Recovery Waters

Water Stocked Month 2011 Fish size (gs) Murray cod Golden perch
Anderson Lake May 1.7 500
(Chiltern)



Avoca River May 1.7 10,000
(Charlton to NattiYallock)



Boga Lake May 1.7 15,000
(Lake Boga)



Cairn Curran Reservoir May 2.3 20,000
(Maldon)



Charlegrark Lake May 2.2 3,500
(Booroopki)



Cooper Lake May 1.7 10,000
(Corop)



Eppalock Lake May 2.3 30,000
(Knowsley)



Gunbower Creek May 1.7 20,000
(Cohuna to Gunbower)



Little Murray River May 1.7 10,000
(Swanhill)



Loch Garry Apr 1.1
5,000
(Shepparton)



Meran Lake (Big) May 1.7 20,000
(Meering)



Moodemere lake May 1.7 1,000
(Rutherglen)



Pyramid Creek May 1.7 10,000
(Kerang)



Taylors lake May 2.2 13,000
(Horsham)



Victoria Lake May 1.7 2,000
(Shepparton)



Walkers Lake May 2.8 6,000
(Rich Avon)



Totals:

171,000 5,000

Weight

Fish Size Range (gs) Murray cod (kg) Golden perch (kg) Trout cod (kg) Silver perch (kg) Australian bass (kg) Macquarie perch (kg)
Fry (0.5gs to 5gs) 775.3 1,148.70 8.40 37.20 43.70 15.90
Yearlings (150 to 250gs) 54




Drought Recovery Fry (05 to 5gs) 376.7 5



Transport

Kilometers Travelled Total Man Days
38,704 77
Kilometers Travelled Drought Recovery Total Man Days
7,511 12

Key

1

Fry

0.5 to 5gs

2

Yearlings

150 to 250gs

Notes

*Calceined Marked

Acknowledgments

This Agnote was developed by Ewan McLean, Fisheries Victoria – Fisheries Management. June 2011.