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.
Goulburn Fishing Festival
Celebrate the opening of trout season in rivers at this free event on 5 September.
Talk Wild Trout Conference
Learn about current research at this free event on 21 November in Mansfield.
Better bass at Blue Rock Lake
Changed rules now permit fishing boats of any length and any engine size.
New trout cod fisheries open
Fishing for stocked trout cod in Lakes Sambell and Kerferd is now permitted.