Victoria's inland waters support healthy populations of trout and redfin, and native species such as golden perch, Murray cod and Australian bass. Yabbies and spiny freshwater crayfish are also popular.
Our bays, inlets and oceans support productive recreational fisheries for snapper, King George whiting, flathead, bream, sharks, tuna, calamari and Australian salmon, most of which are caught with hook and line. Scallops, abalone and rock lobster are also taken by recreational divers.
Regional forums to improve recreational fishing
Join us and VRFish at one of 10 public meetings across the state in October, November and December.
Catch a grant to improve fishing
The 2015/16 round of the Recreational Fishing Grants Program is now open.
Better bass at Blue Rock Lake
Changed rules now permit fishing boats of any length and any engine size.