Topic: Fishing and Boating

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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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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