• 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...

  • Alinta Energy is Investigating an Offshore Wind Farm at Portland

    Alinta Energy is exploring the potential for an offshore wind farm to supply the Portland Aluminium Smelter and east coast electricity grid. It’s still in the early stages but Alinta Energy have provided us with a project update to...

  • Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation’s plan for better fishing

    The Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation (ARFF) is the Australian peak body representing Australia’s 5-million recreational fishers at the national level. More than $10 billion is spent on going fishing every year, making recreational fishing one of the most popular...

  • Minister Locks in Access for Land-based Fishers

    VRFish applaud Minister for Fishing and Boating, Melissa Horne, for securing $18 million in critical funding for works on our piers and jetties in a tight state budget.Β  The package will see rebuilding and safety works undertaken at the...

  • Blue Green Algae Bloom in the Gippsland Lakes

    There is currently a blue-green algae bloom in the Gippsland Lakes and Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning have advised to avoid direct contact with affected water including swimming in Lake Victoria, Lake King, North Arm and Cunningham...

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