All posts tagged "Water"

  • Saving the Lower Goulburn Before it’s Flushed Away

    Late last year, we began advocating to save the Goulburn River from being treated like a water pipe to service water irrigators hundreds of kilometres away in the lower Murray. It’s never been more important for recreational fishers to...

  • Goulburn to Murray Trade Rule Review

    The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) needs our input to proposed changes to the Goulburn to Murray trade rule. Inter-valley trade, where enormous amounts of water are moved from the Goulburn river to the Murray River,...

  • It’s a River, Not a Water Pipe

    Another summer and another case of a high-flowing lower Goulburn River to meet water demands further downstream. In recent years the river has been used Victoria’s largest water pipe and its not good for river health and its bad...

  • Goulburn River Inter-valley Water Transfers

    VRFish welcomes the announcement by Minister for Water Lisa Neville  this week that the Victorian Government will be taking steps to cap the amount of water allowed to be sent down the mighty Goulburn River over summer as part...

  • Victoria’s North and Murray water resource plan areas

    Draft Victoria’s North and Murray Water Resource Plan

    The Victorian Government has released the draft Victoria’s North and Murray Water Resource Plan for public comment. This Water Resource Plan is a key component of documenting Victoria’s water resource management arrangements to meet the requirements of the Murray-Darling...

  • Dying Darling River Disgrace

    VRFish, the peak body representing Victoria’s 838,000 recreational fishers, is appalled to witness the current plight of the Darling River in NSW where tens of thousands of native fish, including iconic Murray Cod, are perishing. Recreational fishers have been...

  • Fish going with the environmental flow

    A key to native fish recovery is to use water for the environment to trigger fish to move so they will then feed and breed – the benefit being more fish for the environment and more fish for fishing!...

  • How does water for the environment benefit native angling fish?

    Written by the Victorian Environmental Water Holder Fish need flows, and as we have ‘turned off the tap’ to many of our major rivers and wetlands, water for the environment is needed if fish are going to survive and...

  • Water Win For Toolondo

    Lake Toolondo will start receiving an allocation of 5,000 ML of water today. VRFish commends Grampians Wimmera Mallee Water for the release. This is a spectacular outcome for the fishers of Victoria and the Lakes iconically important trout and...

  • Springing to Life!

    By Trevor Holmes Once again the Wimmera is back off the canvas after being given a count of 9 and struggling to its feet after recent rains. Most of us thought that so many fantastic lakes would be lost...

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