All posts tagged "Port Phillip Bay"

  • 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...

  • 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,...

  • Fishers warned not to fish at Cherry Lake following recent chemical spill

    Cherry Lake in Altona is a popular lake for fishing in Melbourne’s west. We’ve received reports from concerned recfishers based in the Altona area after witnessing a mass fish kill with hundreds, if not thousands, of dead fish floating...

  • Steer clear of ships in the Rip

    Recfishers have been taking the opportunity to get out on the water with friends and family. Many have been targeting kingfish as they have been firing in the Bay. The Rip is a high traffic zone as it is...

  • Commercial bycatch limits in Port Phillip Bay have been finalised

    Commercial fishing nets will be removed from Port Phillip Bay by 1 April 2022, delivering an election commitment by the Andrews Labor Government. Eight snapper longline fishing licences will remain and the long-line fishers will be allowed to catch...

  • Port Phillip Bay/Western Port Fishery Catch Limits (Commercial)

    Consultation closes on Friday 4 March at 5pm.

  • Minister Holds the Line on Longline Bycatch

    VRFish commends Minister Horne on the decision to continue limiting commercial fishing bycatch in Port Phillip Bay. Commercial fishing nets will be removed from Port Phillip Bay by 1 April 2022, delivering an election commitment by the Andrews Labor...

  • New Reefs to Attract Kingfish

    Kingfish in the Rip have been generating a lot of interest amongst recfishers lately and we’ve enjoyed seeing some cracking catches on our socials. With the Rip a popular spot to reel in kingfish, it’s only fitting to see...

  • VRFish Oppose Proposed Commercial Increase in Port Phillip Bay

    We regularly hear from recfishers just how great the fishing is in the Bay now that the netters have been removed. Can you imagine what our fishing will be like if the remaining commercials have no limit on their bycatch?  VRFish...

  • Assessing fish diversity in the Bay

    BRUV’s in action off Cape Otway Through the Port Phillip Bay Fund via the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning, Deakin University’s Marine Mapping Group are teaming up with stakeholders across the bay to do a fish diversity...

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