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  • Plan to Rebound the Gippsland Lakes

    VRFish is thrilled with the release of the draft Gippsland Lakes Recovery Plan which outlines the suggested next steps to rebound the beloved fishery back to a premier fishing destination. Recreational fishers are leading the charge for management reforms...

  • Join VRFish Victoria's recreational fishing peak body

    Join Victoria’s Largest Recreational Fishing Community

    VRFish, the peak body for recreational fishing in Victoria, is inviting all Victorian recfishers to join Victoria’s largest recreational fishing community. Last year, VRFish entered a new era after we introduced a range of membership reforms to allow any...

  • COVID Roadmap and Fishing

    15 September 2020 Last weekend, Premier Andrews announced the Victorian Government’s roadmap out from the ‘second wave’ of COVID-19 restrictions. So, what’s the plan for reopening for fishing and boating? If you are in the Metropolitan Melbourne area, recreational...

  • Gone Fishing Day Goes Digital

    Your national peak body for recfishing, Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation (ARFF), is calling on the nation’s fishers to get involved with Australia’s biggest celebration of recreational fishing, National Gone Fishing Day, on Sunday October 18.    Gone Fishing Day...

  • Celebrating Trout Opening in Isolation

    All keen trout fishos will have spent their winter counting down to this Saturday the 5th September as it marks the opening of river trout season. Last year, the banks of the river came alive with fishers from all...

  • COVID Funding Support for Clubs

    The COVID-19 pandemic has heavily impacted the community sport and recreation sector across the country. We know it’s been tough for many clubs as they haven’t been able to host events, raffles and other traditional fundraising to continue to their...

  • Fishers enjoying camping

    Clear Path For Riverbank Fishing and Camping

    VRFish is backing the Victorian Government’s commitment to guarantee access to fishing and camping on Crown land that have grazing licences and river frontage. Victorian recreational fishers are excited at the prospect of fishing and camping along more of our rivers...

  • Getting More Fishers in the Great Outdoors

    VRFish is representing recreational fishers on a new Stakeholder Reference Group to provide advice on how best to achieve the Victorian Government’s objective to get more Victorians enjoying the great outdoors. As Victoria’s newest State Sport and Recreation Body,...

  • Goulburn Fishery Being Washed Away

    It”s time now time to stand up for your fishery and your river by saying NO to unsustainable Intervalley Water Trading in the lower Goulburn River – downstream of Goulburn Weir. Murray Cod, Golden Perch, Silver Perch, Trout Cod...

  • Give Murray Cod a Rest on the Nest!

    It’s time to give our iconic Murray cod a rest during the closed season* from 1 September to 30 November. During this time, cod are at their most vulnerable as they are in breeding mode. Cod will protect their...

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