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.
Improving Victoria's trout fisheries
We are currently consulting with fishers about proposed changes to trout fishing rules.
Rock lobster tagging program
From 1 July 2017, lobsters caught by recreational fishers will need to be tagged.
Record trout stocking
In 2016, more than 844,000 trout and salmon were released to improve inland fishing.