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Boating And Fishing Bonanza At Tullaroop

Freshwater fishers with kayaks, canoes and boats with electric motors will have more opportunity to get out on the water, with access to Tullaroop Reservoir now open thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford said expanding on-water access for recreational boaters delivered on a key commitment of the Labor […]

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Upgrading Rye Pier For Better Boating And Fishing

Boaters, fishers and other recreational water users can look forward to safer and better access at Rye Pier thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. The Labor Government will invest $500,000 to restore the existing low-landing, build a new ramp to boost access, install more casual public berths and upgrade berthing facilities for larger commercial fishing […]

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Victoria Smashes Native Fish Stocking Record

Victoria has smashed its previous native fish stocking record by more than a million fish as part of the Andrews Labor Government’s plan to get more people fishing, more often. 5.9 million native fish – including Murray cod, golden perch and Australian bass – were stocked last season. Victorian stocking records were broken for several […]

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Kick-Starting The Upgrade On Victoria’s Worst Boat Ramp

The Andrews Labor Government is working with Warrnambool City Council to upgrade Warrnambool Harbour, giving recreational fishers and boaters in South West Victoria the facilities they deserve. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford today announced $420,000 in funding to start planning and design work to upgrade the boat launching facility at Warrnambool’s Lady Bay. […]

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Making Boating Better For Victorians

Boating will become safer, cheaper and easier for all Victorians thanks to a raft of changes that will boost recreational boating and fishing. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford today announced that Better Boating Victoria will be established to oversee the introduction of free parking and launching at all public Victorian boat ramps. It’s […]

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Victorian First To Create Six New Native Fisheries

In a Victorian first, 120,000 golden perch have been stocked into the Malmsbury, Coliban, Lauriston, Tullaroop and Barkers Creek Reservoirs and Lake Bellfield to improve native fishing opportunities thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Lauriston Reservoir has also been stocked with 25,000 large Murray cod fingerlings weighing 5 grams each. This stocking plan is a […]

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Native Fish Stocking Record Broken At Lake Eildon

More than 714,000 native fish have been released into Lake Eildon this summer, setting a new stocking record for this iconic Victorian waterway which is so popular with freshwater anglers. The new record consists of 300,500 golden perch fingerlings and 413,900 Murray cod, many of which were grown at the Victorian Fisheries Authority’s Snobs Creek […]

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New Murray Cod Fishing Opportunities At Karkarook Lake

Victorians will have more fishing opportunities after Karkarook Lake was stocked for the first time with Murray cod and golden perch, thanks to Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford joined school kids and anglers to release 50 Murray cod averaging 40cm and 600g, and 200 golden perch averaging 30cm and weighing […]

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New Fishing Custom Plates A Reel Catch

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging anglers to go hook, line and sinker and proudly show everyone on the road how much they love fishing. Minister for Roads and Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford today encouraged anglers to get creative and develop a slogan for a new custom number plate for recreational fishers. […]

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Get Your Kids Fishing In Horsham This March

Families looking for fun on the March long weekend need look no further, thanks to the return of VicFishKids in 2019 with a free event on the Wimmera River at Horsham on 9 March. Fun and free events like VicFishKids help get more youngsters active outdoors and are just one part of the Andrews Labor […]

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