FROST BITE GREEN

2021-07-16T14:54:20+11:00

Braving the icy winds and cold snap of winter in search of freshwater bandits can test even the keenest of anglers. however, the real possibility of huge greenbacks on offer makes it almost impossible to avoid. Dan Nogare explains. Tom McCulloch reaping the early morning rewards on the Jackall Gigantarel. As the winter [...]

FROST BITE GREEN2021-07-16T14:54:20+11:00

BASS BELOW

2021-07-16T14:35:45+11:00

Fishing vertically for schooling bass Sometimes the best fishing is right underneath your seat as Dave Magner explains. Call me a traditionalist but given my choice of bass fishing techniques, I’ll generally opt to fish the edges. Whether it’s a river or lake, I like to keep my yak moving along the bank, probing away [...]

BASS BELOW2021-07-16T14:35:45+11:00

FLOAT TUBING

2021-07-16T13:20:49+11:00

The good the bad and the ugly Trevor Hawkins discusses the benefits and pitfalls of these unique fishing platforms. There’s no denying that watercraft of any description open up areas to anglers that just can’t be fished by wading or shore bound fishers. Fishing around structure from every angle, fishing that magic five-metre zone, targeting [...]

FLOAT TUBING2021-07-16T13:20:49+11:00

MELBOURNE TO HOST WORLD RECREATIONAL FISHING CONFERENCE

2021-07-16T09:49:27+11:00

The Andrews Labor Government has secured the hosting rights for the 10th World Recreational Fishing Conference in 2023. The winning bid for World Recreational Fishing Conference’s (WRFC) host city was announced on Monday night, 28 June, at the Ninth WRFC in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Melbourne will host the event from February 19-23, 2023 at the Melbourne [...]

MELBOURNE TO HOST WORLD RECREATIONAL FISHING CONFERENCE2021-07-16T09:49:27+11:00

UPGRADE PLANS A WIN FOR BOATING AT COWES

2021-07-16T09:45:22+11:00

The Andrews Labor Government is making it easier for keen anglers to get out onto Western Port and the Bass Strait with plans drawn up to improve boating facilities at Cowes’ Anderson Road boat ramp. Recognising the ramp as a popular launching point, Minister for Fishing and Boating Melissa Horne said Better Boating Victoria (BBV) [...]

UPGRADE PLANS A WIN FOR BOATING AT COWES2021-07-16T09:45:22+11:00

TAGGED BREAM LURES TOURISTS TO GIPPSLAND

2021-07-16T09:37:54+11:00

Recreational fishers have another reason to get back to Gippsland with the Andrews Labor Government tagging several black bream fish worth $5,000 each for the annual Twin Rivers Bream Classic. The Classic will be held at the Gippsland Lakes and Tambo, Nicholson and Mitchell Rivers, on July 17 and 18, providing another boost to the [...]

TAGGED BREAM LURES TOURISTS TO GIPPSLAND2021-07-16T09:37:54+11:00

LOCAL FORUMS TO TALK FISHING AND BOATING

2021-07-16T09:24:21+11:00

Recreational fishers and boaters will get the chance to hear all about their beloved pastimes and share ideas on how to make them even better at ten free forums across the state scheduled for June, July and August. From Portland to Lake Tyers, Boort to Ballarat and seven locations in between, the forums will provide [...]

LOCAL FORUMS TO TALK FISHING AND BOATING2021-07-16T09:24:21+11:00

Illegal fishing is detrimental to the sustainability of demersal scalefish stocks

2021-07-16T09:59:23+11:00

A Geraldton man’s fishing trip to Shark Bay in July last year with two mates has this month led to the 33 year old being ordered to pay fines and costs totalling $7398.70. The man was the master of the vessel used by the three men for their fishing when he misled Department of Primary [...]

Illegal fishing is detrimental to the sustainability of demersal scalefish stocks2021-07-16T09:59:23+11:00

No fishing on HMAS Swan wreck site

2021-07-16T09:59:31+11:00

Authorities are reminding fishers the HMAS Swan dive site is closed to all fishing, due to its location within the Ngari Capes Marine Park, Eagle Bay sanctuary zone where all fishing is prohibited. Regular compliance checks of the Eagle Bay sanctuary zone this year have seen a noticeable increase in people ignoring the no-fishing rule [...]

No fishing on HMAS Swan wreck site2021-07-16T09:59:31+11:00

CONTROL AREA EXPANDED PAST BRIDGEWATER BAY

2021-07-16T10:00:12+11:00

The Control Area in place to manage an outbreak of abalone viral ganglioneuritis (AVG) in wild abalone Victoria’s south-west has been updated and now extends just past the western edge of Bridgewater Bay. Further surveillance this week found that the aquatic disease has spread up to the edge of the western boundary of the Control [...]

CONTROL AREA EXPANDED PAST BRIDGEWATER BAY2021-07-16T10:00:12+11:00
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