The path to stocking 10 million fish
A key component of the State Government’s plan to get more people fishing, more often, was to further increase fish stocking to 10 million by 2022.
The VFA achieved this target, stocking over 10 million fish in 2022. This record-breaking achievement involved gradually growing more fish at our hatcheries Snobs Creek, near Eildon, and Arcadia, near Shepparton, and buying more fish from private hatcheries here and interstate.
The journey towards 10 million was staged over four years and our plan included:
- 2019 – 6 million (stocked and delivered)
- 2020 – 6 million (stocked and delivered)
- 2021 – 8 million (stocked and delivered)
- 2022 – 10 million (stocked and delivered)
These fish will included brown trout, rainbow trout, Chinook salmon, cheetah trout, brook trout, tiger trout along with native species like Murray cod, golden perch, Australian bass, silver perch, estuary perch, Macquarie perch and trout cod.
To learn more about what we’ve stocked already and where, search our online database here https://vfa.vic.gov.au/recreational-fishing/fish-stocking/db