New Trout Rules for Season Opening

When the trout season opens for rivers and streams on 2 September, new rules will come into effect that establishes ‘trophy waters’ at Toolondo and Hepburn Lagoon, minimum size of 25cm in 4 iconic trout streams and removes the closed season for the Hopkins and Merri Rivers.

View the full details of the trout changes on the Victorian Fisheries Authority website.

These changes reflect the important social value of trout by Victorian anglers. Brown and rainbow trout are the mainstay of our inland fisheries in Victoria and offer many different fishing experiences to a range of anglers. Our survey canvasing views on the proposal with anglers supported this diversity with many different views presented. We look forward to seeing how the trial performs in terms of fishing quality and fisher experience.

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