Please select your home edition
Edition
Marina Exchange 728x90 1

New and improved 2019 Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide now available

by Charley May 21 Mar 2019 10:05 UTC
2019 Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide © Charley May

The 2019 Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide has been revamped and is now available from tackle stores across the state and via the Victorian Fisheries Authority website.

Published annually, the free guide gives recreational anglers key information about Victoria's fishing regulations including licences, target species, catch limits, closed season, equipment and safety.

Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) CEO Travis Dowling said this year's guide had received a major overhaul to make it simpler to navigate and easier to understand.

"Thanks to Target One Million, the State Government's $27 million plan to increase participation, more people are casting a line and the new guide will make it easier for everyone to do the right thing," Mr Dowling said.

"Feedback from anglers had suggested the previous guide was difficult to use in places so we've restructured it to make it more user friendly."

The main changes in new guide include:

  • Re-arranging information into defined marine and freshwater sections;
  • Clearer information about legal rock lobster fishing equipment;
  • Simpler information on shellfish;
  • Better explanations about the trout and salmon catch limits;
  • Straightforward information about spiny cray season and legal equipment;
  • A reminder on the upcoming opera house net changes from 1 July 2019; and
  • A new section on recreational fishing food safety.
Mr Dowling said the 2019 Recreational Fishing Guide is also available on the VFA website and work has commenced on an upgrade of the popular Vic Fishing app for iPhone and Android, likely to be released mid-year.

"We know smart phones are a vital part of every anglers' tackle box these days, which is why we're working with an experienced tech provider to seriously improve the current app."

"Stay tuned on the new app's releases by jumping aboard VFA's social media platforms on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter."

For more information visit www.vfa.vic.gov.au/recreationalfishingguide

Related Articles

Car seized and five arrests at Cape Schanck
Fisheries Officers seized a car and arrested five men Fisheries Officers seized a car and arrested five men on Wednesday afternoon for allegedly taking nearly 400 blacklip abalone at Cape Schanck on the Mornington Peninsula. Posted on 21 Mar
Costly calamari catch for illegal fisher
96 calamari over three fishing trips A St Albans man who took 96 calamari over three fishing trips near Queenscliff last Spring has been convicted, prohibited from fishing for six months, fined $750 and forfeited his 4.35m aluminium boat worth $8,000. Posted on 16 Mar
Get hooked this long weekend on Lakes Entrance
Try delicious seafood, learn more about where your fresh fish comes from or cast a line with experts Counting down the days to the long weekend and wondering how you can support bushfire affected communities? Posted on 4 Mar
Final plans for Rhyll Boat Ramp upgrade released
The Andrews Labor Government has released the final design concept The Andrews Labor Government has released the final design concept for the Rhyll boat ramp upgrade which will improve access for boaters and encourage more people to get out on the water. Posted on 25 Feb
Two cars and undersize snapper hauls seized
The four men will be charged on summons with various offences Two cars and illegal hauls of 119 undersize snapper were seized by Fisheries Officers at Port Melbourne following the apprehension of four men on Monday night. Posted on 15 Feb
Charges and car seizure for abalone haul
Friday the 13th was a horror for a man from Highett Friday the 13th was a horror for a man from Highett who turned himself in to Fisheries Officers, had his vehicle, phone and dive equipment seized and will face court on several charges regarding the illegal take of abalone Posted on 23 Dec 2019
Abalone duo apprehended at Altona Beach
The daily bag limit for abalone is 5 per person Two men from Sunshine West are facing serious charges after being arrested by Fisheries Officers allegedly in possession of a commercial quantity of abalone. Posted on 12 Dec 2019
VFA's new podcast The Poddy Mullet
Tune in to the Victorian Fisheries Authority's new fortnightly podcast Recreational and commercial fishers, growers, seafood consumers and people who simply love our waterways can now tune in to the Victorian Fisheries Authority's (VFA) new fortnightly podcast, The Poddy Mullet. Posted on 27 Nov 2019
Rhyll boating facility upgrade
Event allows the community to see concept designs and provide feedback The concept design aims to deliver a safer boating facility that will provide a better launching experience, increased berthing spaces, a better fish cleaning facility, improved pedestrian safety, improved parking and traffic flow. Posted on 21 Nov 2019
FAD-tastic summer ahead for SW AUS fishers
The fish attracting devices (FADs) are back at Torquay Torquay's offshore artificial fishing reef welcomed the return of five fish aggregating devices (FADs) today with another two to be deployed off Lorne and Aireys Inlet in the weeks ahead. Posted on 21 Nov 2019
Marina Exchange FOOTER 1