Fishing tips & tricks

Here at the VFA, we understand that no angler starts off as an expert.

We want everyone to get outdoors and see how much fun fishing is, but sometimes it's a bit daunting knowing where to start.

Below are some guides we've compiled about going fishing, including species-specific information to help get you going.

General information

Why go fishing? (PDF - 4.2 MB)

Some of the basics about fishing, including benefits, common terminologies, how-to guides and tips and tricks.

Freshwater species

Murray spiny freshwater crayfish


Marine species

Rock lobster


Flathead (including Dusky flathead)