2021 Recreational Guide changes

Changes to recreational fishing regulations

In the 2022 Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide, some recreational fishing regulations have changed.

The 2022 guide also features minor alterations to content, which act to clarify existing regulations.

General guide updates

We have made some adjustments and improvements to the guide, listed below.

Change from 2021Page in hard copy guide

Addition of specific recreational fishing information for Eastern sea spider

Page 24

Changes to rock lobster tagging

Page 26

Addition of speciific recreational fishing information for cockles

Page 33

Removal of Murray cod closed season in the Wimmera and Millicent basins, except the Wimmera River

Page 52

Want a hard copy?

The Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide is available in three key formats: hard copy, via our VicFishing app and here on our website (PDF - 12.4 MB) .

Hard copies can be obtained from our reception at Lower Ground, 1 Spring Street Melbourne, from most fishing tackle shops that sell recreational fishing licences, by ringing the Customer Service Centre on 136 186 or from most regional offices of The Victorian Fisheries Authority.

You may also email fisheries.products@vfa.vic.gov.au to obtain a hard copy of the latest Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide.

Please be advised it can take several weeks for the guides to arrive after ordering.