• Stop the trawlers targeting spawning king george whiting

    Trawlers Targeting Spawning KGW

    Commonwealth managed trawlers are smashing our whiting! Write to Senator Duniam to save our whiting.

  • Have Your Say on Issues Affecting Recreational Fishing

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  • Clean, check, dry to stop the spread of marine pests

    Image from Parks Victoria There has never been a better time to be a Victorian recfisher with absolutely cracking fishing on offer right across the state. To ensure the sustainability of our elite fisheries for future generations, we as...

  • Abalone Disease Outbreak Still Active in Portland

    FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT THE AGRICULTURE VICTORIA WEBSITE OR CALL 136 186. As our south-west recfishers will be aware, there has been an ongoing abalone disease outbreak in Portland since May 2021. Abalone Virus Ganglioneuritis (AVG), according to Victoria’s Chief Veterinary...

  • Angler holding a Murray Cod for a photo

    Cod Open Season Kicks Off Today

    Murray Cod season opens on Wednesday 1 December 2021 after a three-month closed season. Many freshwater fishos have been expressing their excitement via social media to catch their first cod of the season. Once cod season kicks off, we expect to...

  • New Fishing Season And New Research For Murray Cod

    Victorian recreational fishers can look forward to again casting a line for Murray cod anywhere in the state. Victorian Fisheries Authority CEO Travis Dowling said the Murray cod season opens on Wednesday, 1 December, following a three-month closure in...

  • Annual Report graphic photo

    Our 2021 Annual Report is here!

    What we have been up to this year? Making fishing better. Our latest news, member photos, clubs who support us, and our new board members are all waiting for you. Click the photo to view what has been happening...

  • Fish stocking Bass VFA

    Fish Stocking Boost – All About The Bass

    Recreational fishers will be excited to hear 150,000 Australian bass fingerlings were stocked into nine Victorian waters this week to further improve freshwater fishing opportunities. Victorian Fisheries Authority CEO Travis Dowling said the bass stocked this week all went...

  • FISHERIES NOTICE IN PLACE TO PROTECT ABALONE STOCK

    Fisheries Notice in Place TO Protect Abalone Stock

    The Victorian Fisheries Authority will be restricting diving for abalone and rock lobster around Cape Bridgewater and near Cape Nelson in response to the abalone disease outbreak. Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) CEO Travis Dowling said with Abalone Viral Ganglioneuritis...

  • Public call for expressions of interest for potential AFMA funding

    Potential AFMA Funding

    Public call for expressions of interest for potential AFMA funding As part of its current research funding round, the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) is making an additional call for expressions of interest (EOI) to address strategic research priorities...

  • VRFish pledges support for Goulburn Broken Regional Catchment Strategy!

    We encourage recreational fishers to do the same. Your fishing will depend on it. The strategy identifies the big-picture changes required to build the resilience of the Catchment’s land, water, biodiversity and people now and into the future. The...

  • Management of Instream Woody Habitat

    Improving the management of Instream Woody Habitat in Victoria In the past, some believed that instream woody habitat (IWH) increased risks of flooding and erosion and hampered river navigation.  This led to riparian clearing and the removal of large...

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