Where we've improved access

The VFA has identified several high value recreational fishing sites with access issues the Government has asked us to rectify.

Access to Crown water frontage for various recreational users (fishers, bird watchers, hikers, etc) has been limited by poor infrastructure and confusing information regarding access points.

For many of these identified sites, the issue is perception of private ownership by the licensee or adjoining private landholder.

The VFA will be installing access gates and signage at the entry points to Crown Land as part of the project, 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.

To date, we have improved angler access at 19 sites on the Goulburn River, in and around Murchison and the Goulburn Weir.

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.

The list below details sites the VFA has improved access to. Click on the street addresses in the table to view the location in Google Maps.

WaterwayAreaStreet Address (links to location on Google Maps)Improved access progress
Goulburn RiverKialla WestMoira Drive off Goulburn Valley HwyRiver access sign
Goulburn RiverMurchisonCorner of Day Road and Murchison Goulburn Weir RoadRiver access sign
Goulburn RiverMurchisonCorner of Day Road and Finlay RoadRiver access sign and access information sign next to the access gate.
Goulburn RiverMurchison EastCorner of Cassidys Road and Murchison-Violet Town Road (access point is on the bend of Cassidys Road)River access sign
Goulburn RiverMurchison EastCorner of Cassidys Road and Duggans RoadRiver access sign
Goulburn RiverMurchison EastBrowns Road (Smith's Bend camping area)River access
Goulburn RiverMurchison EastBrowns Road (Brown's Bend camping area)River access
Goulburn RiverMurchison NorthFollett RdRiver access sign
Goulburn RiverMuchison NorthPunt RdRiver access sign
Goulburn RiverMurchison NorthCorner Thompson Road and River RoadRiver access sign
Goulburn RiverMurchison NorthArcadia Streamside Reserve (access via Thompson Road)River access
Goulburn RiverMurchison NorthRiver Road (just after the turn off from Murchison-Tatura Road)River access sign
Goulburn RiverToolambaToolamba Road and Kiota Rd (Cemetary Bend)River access sign
Goulburn RiverToolambaCnr Rutherford Rd and Bitcon RdRiver access sign
Goulburn RiverWahringEnd of Moss Road, Goulburn Weir (close to the river)Access information sign
Goulburn RiverWahringCorner of Moss Road and Morrissey LaneRiver access sign
Goulburn RiverWahringCorner of Moss Road and Hayshed RoadRiver access sign
Goulburn RiverWahringCorner of Morningside Road and Deanes RoadRiver access sign