Gippsland Habitat Restoration

We’re bringing back the Gippsland Lakes to be a recreational fishing mecca once again and your fishing licence fees are helping make it happen!

Black bream, estuary perch and Aussie bass received new homes at the mouth of the Mitchell River. More than 50 large wood and root ball structures were installed to increase the density of fish habitat. The project is Stage 3 of a multi-year effort to boost instream habitat and connectivity for fish populations around the rivers that enter Jones and Tambo bays.

More than 100 woody structures were placed in the Lakes previously near the mouths of the Tambo and Nicholson rivers as part of the 2nd stage of the project.

It’s all thanks to the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority and your fishing licence fees and complements the cessation of commercial net fishing in the Lakes and our Gippsland Lakes Recreational Fishery Plan.