Science & Management

The Victorian Fisheries Authority is proposing to introduce a minimum size of 120cm for all mako shark species following consideration of a proposal from recreational fishing group VRFish.

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If you love freshwater fishing and want to learn all about how stocked fish are produced, then get along to the free open day at Snobs Creek on Sunday, June 3.

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The Andrews Labor Government has today celebrated a new fish stocking record and delivered another key element of its Target One Million plan, with the release of more than six million fish into Victorian waterways in the last year.

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To help make the popular pastime of recreational fishing even better in Victoria, anglers and divers are being encouraged to complete an online survey to provide feedback on a range of topics.

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In April last year, Jason Castles of Sunbury caught this thumping Chinook salmon from Lake Purrumbete that weighed 8.22kg or 18 pound – the largest confirmed Chinook salmon caught in Victoria since at least 2007.

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For the first time, Kings Billabong near Mildura has been stocked with 20,000 Murray cod to improve recreational fishing opportunities across the Mallee region.

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Anglers in Victoria will now have better opportunities to bag a barramundi at Hazelwood pondage with 500m of new fishing access set to officially open from 1 February, 2018.

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Very high numbers of baby King George whiting have been recorded in fisheries surveys of Port Phillip Bay for the second consecutive year, which is great news for whiting stocks and recreational anglers who hold the species in high regard on the table and as a sportfish.

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The Andrews Labor Government has released its blueprint for boosting freshwater fishing across Victoria with record fish stockings, partnerships for better fish habitat and an actively engaged recreational fishing community.

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Victorian recreational anglers can look forward to buying more locally sourced bait thanks to a family owned fishing business that is investing in a new plant already under construction at Lakes Entrance.

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