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  • Beginner fishing tips to wet a line these school holidays

    The winter school holidays are almost here. School holidays are a great excuse to get the kids outdoors, enjoy some fresh air and take up a new hobby, like fishing! Fishing is one of the best activities you can...

  • Understanding our mako shark fishery

    Mako sharks are a popular target for game fishers along the Victorian coast. They are the worldโ€™s fastest shark, capable of bursts of speed close to 80km/hr and are infamous for gigantic leaps out of the water. In Victoria,...

  • And the winner is…

    Tom Matthews! Congratulations, Tom! Tom is the lucky winner of a $500 fishing store voucher after completing our latest advocacy survey. He was absolutely stoked to receive a call from Ben letting him know heโ€™d won! Tom said he...

  • Last cast for river trout ahead of closed season

    The Queen’s birthday long weekend is our last chance to cast a line for wild trout in our rivers and streams before the annual closed season. Tuesday 14 June marks the start of the trout and salmonid closed season...

  • Lake Hume - Victorian Fisheries Authority

    Reciprocal Licences at Lake Hume from 1 July

    Photo of Lake Hume from the Victorian Fisheries Authority From 1 July 2022, New South Wales recfishers will no longer need to hold two recreational fishing licences to fish at Lake Hume following a successful trial in 2021 and...

  • Funding set to improve boating facilities across Victoria

    Photo sourced from Boating Vic website. Access to a number of Victorian boat ramps and jetties is set to be improved as the recipients of the 2021-2022 Recreational Boating Structural Maintenance Grants Program have just been announced by Better...

  • Artificial Reefs Deployed in the Bay

    When we think about targeting kingfish in the bay, there’s one place that’s at the top of our minds: the Rip. The ‘canyons’ in the Rip provide an ideal structure for kingfish, making it an absolute hotspot for recfishers...

  • Countdown to cray season

    The start of winter on 1 June brings one of the most anticipated fishing open seasons of the year – Murray spiny freshwater crayfish! Grab your beanies and thermals as this very limited open season only lasts for the...

  • Designs Released for Altona Pier Redevelopment

    Parks Victoria have released new schematic designs for the Altona Pier redevelopment following community consultation in mid-2020. Based on community feedback, the new pier will feature a modern y-shaped pier head, a timber pier deck, lighting for pedestrian safety,...

  • Planned works at Bayside boat ramps

    We’ve been advised by Bayside City Council that they will be conducting planned works that will impact boat ramp access at the North Road boat ramp and planning is in progress for dredging at the Half Moon Bay boat...

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