Freshwater fishing restrictions

Fishing restrictions are in place in some waters to:

  • protect endangered native species and breeding populations of important species
  • ensure fisher safety (near weir and dam spillways)
  • protect the purity of domestic water supplies.

Restrictions will vary with location. It is your responsibility to know what restrictions, if any, apply to the area where you intend to fish.

Seven Creeks

You must not take fish, use or possess fishing equipment in or on the water or within 20 m of the banks of Seven Creeks between the retaining wall of Polly McQuinns Dam and the Galls Gap road bridge (which crosses Seven Creeks near the Euroa-Mansfield Road).

Goulburn River

You must not take fish, use or possess fishing equipment within 20 m of the banks of the Goulburn River from the walkway over the Eildon Pondage Weir release gates (adjacent to Bourke Street) to the fishing boundary gates 200 m downstream.

Ryans Creek

You must not take fish, use or possess fishing equipment within 20 m of the banks of Ryans Creek between the dam walls of Loombah Weir and McCall Say Weir including the waters of Lake Loombah.

Domestic water storages

Many water storages are totally closed to the public and to any form of fishing. Where fishing is allowed, it’s often restricted to specific locations around the water body. Water storages are managed by local water authorities. Fishers must check with the relevant authority before entering these areas.