Where we've improved access
As part of the 2018 fishing and boating election commitments, the State Government committed to guarantee access to fishing and camping on Crown land that has grazing licences and river frontage.
The VFA has identified several high value recreational fishing sites with access issues that the Government has asked us to rectify.
The VFA will be installing access gates and signage at the entry points to Crown Land as part of the project (pictured top right), and in time, will create a map on the VFA website/app that specifies each access point.
In addition, we will install directional road signs, directing the recreational user from the main road to the access point that we will create (pictured bottom right).
This election commitment is part of the Government’s Target One Million program to increase participation in recreational fishing in Victoria by stocking more rivers/lakes and constructing new boat ramps, fishing platforms, fish cleaning tables an car parking facilities.
To date, we have improved angler access at 12 sites on the Goulburn River, in and around Murchison and the Goulburn Weir, whilst a further 5 sites identified on the Steavenson River will be completed by 31 March.
The list below details sites the VFA has improved access to.
|Waterway||Area||Street Address (links to location on Google Maps)||Improved access progress|
|Goulburn River||Murchison||Corner of Day Road and Murchison Goulburn Weir Road||River access sign|
|Goulburn River||Murchison||Corner of Day Road and Finlay Road||River access sign and access information sign next to the access gate.|
|Goulburn River||Murchison North||River Road (just after the turn off from Murchison-Tatura Road)||River access sign|
|Goulburn River||Murchison North||Corner Thompson Road and River Road||River access sign|
|Goulburn River||Murchison North||Arcadia Streamside Reserve (access via Thompson Road)||River access|
|Goulburn River||Murchison East||Corner of Cassidys Road and Murchison-Violet Town Road (access point is on the bend of Cassidys Road)||River access sign|
|Goulburn River||Murchison East||Corner of Cassidys Road and Duggans Road||River access sign|
|Goulburn River||Murchison East||Browns Road (Smith's Bend camping area)||River access|
|Goulburn River||Murchison East||Browns Road (Brown's Bend camping area)||River access|
|Goulburn River||Wahring||End of Moss Road, Goulburn Weir (close to the river)||Access information sign|
|Goulburn River||Wahring||Corner of Moss Road and Morrissey Lane||River access sign|
|Goulburn River||Wahring||Corner of Moss Road and Hayshed Road||River access sign|
|Goulburn River||Wahring||Corner of Morningside Road and Deanes Road||River access sign|