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Victorians Hooked On Fishing With New Custom Plates

The Andrews Labor Government has released a new fishing-themed custom plate to give all recreational fishers the chance to show everyone on the road how much they love fishing. ‘Hooked on Victoria’ was chosen as the winner of the fishing custom plates slogan competition, suggested by Wayne Felmingham from Maffra. Minister for Roads and Minister […]

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Indigenous Jobs Boost At New Shepparton Hatchery

The Andrews Labor Government is supporting Indigenous employment in Shepparton, with the new native fish hatchery to employ Indigenous people for up to half of the workforce. The new fish hatchery is a flagship commitment of the Labor Government’s $35 million Target One Million plan to get more people fishing, more often, and will grow […]

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12 New Projects Funded By Your Fishing Licence Fees

Fishing in Victoria will become easier and more accessible with 12 new projects across the state to be funded with fishing licence fees. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford joined recreational fishers at the Snobs Creek hatchery near Eildon today to announce the 12 new projects which include new fishing platforms and access tracks, […]

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32,000 Fish Stocked In Time For School Holidays

Families and children can catch a new hobby these school holidays with the stocking of more than 32,000 catchable size rainbow trout into almost 80 waters across Victoria. The stocking bonanza has been made possible by recreational fishing licence fees, the Andrews Labor Government’s $35 million Target One Million plan to get more people fishing […]

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A More Sustainable Catch For Yabby Fishers

Recreational yabby fishers will be forced to put away their opera house nets and embrace gear that is safer for aquatic animals thanks to changes made by the Andrews Labor Government. Opera house nets have been prohibited equipment in public waters for many years and will now be completely banned including in private waters such […]

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Boat Ramp Boost For Lake Bullen Merri

Boaters and fishers will have better access to the water at Lake Bullen Merri with an upgrade of the boat ramp facility thanks to the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford announced today that the Labor Government will invest $25,000 to fund the design work needed to progress an upgrade of […]

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Better Boating And Better Fishing For All Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is delivering on its commitments to better boating facilities and massive boosts to recreational fishing for thousands of Victorians thanks to an $82.2 million investment. As part of the Victorian Budget 2019/20, the Government is investing $35 million into Target One Million Phase Two, to get more people fishing, more often […]

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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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