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The Fishing DVD #23 out soon is jam-packed with action, information, tips, destinations and product reviews… and you don’t have to read it! In just over two hours of spectacular, high-definition vision, this broadcast-quality “DVD Magazine” brings it all to your lounge room, den, holiday house, office or laptop computer – whenever and wherever YOU choose to view! Watch it all, from start to finish, or choose the stories and segments you like most, then view them over and over, at your leisure. Re-wind, slow mo’, freeze frame and fast-forward to all the juicy bits..
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Greg Seeto gives some insights into using the Baby Crank, for more information click here.
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The annual closed season for trout and salmon fishing begins at midnight on Monday June 13
and will run until September 2.
Executive Director of Fisheries Victoria, Anthony Hurst, said during this period anglers were
not permitted to take or possess trout or salmon in rivers and streams throughout Victoria,
with the exception of waters classed as ‘sea-run trout rivers’. (table below).
Sea-run trout rivers are those coastal streams which run into the ocean and provide the
opportunity for trout to move between the freshwater and oceans.
“In addition, all hook and line fishing is prohibited in the tailrace sections of the Goulburn,
Mitta Mitta, Tanjil and Kiewa rivers regardless of the species being targeted,” Mr Hurst said.
“Anglers who target fish in these waters risk prosecution and significant fines.
“There will still be plenty of good fishing options for trout in Victoria in the many lakes and
impoundments which are stocked with rainbow and brown trout that are grown at the DPI
Snobs Creek hatchery near Eildon.”
During the cooler months of June through to September trout and salmon make their way
upstream to spawn in the shallow gravel beds of our streams and rivers.
The recent rainfall in Victoria has seen many popular trout rivers and streams that were
severely impacted by drought once again return to healthy flows, able to support strong
populations of trout again.
“The coming 2011 spawning season is vital for the recovery of wild populations of trout
species which will deliver excellent fishing opportunities and the associated economic
benefits to local communities over the next few years,” Mr Hurst said.
If you suspect illegal fishing activity, call the fisheries offence reporting line on 13-FISH (13
For all other information regarding fishing throughout Victoria call the DPI Customer Service
Centre on 136186 or visit www.dpi.vic.gov.au/fishing
Those waters classed as ‘sea-run trout rivers’ are:
Aire River Downstream -Great Ocean Road Bridge
Avon River Downstream -Stratford Railway Bridge
Ford River Downstream -Great Ocean Road Bridge
Gellibrand river Downstream -Great Ocean Road Bridge
Hopkins River Downstream -Hopkins Falls
Merri River Downstream -Bromfield Weir
Mitchell River Downstream -Princess Hwy Bridge
Moyne River Downstream -Toolong Bridge
Tambo River Downstream -Bruthen Rd Bridge
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Lake Boga restocking to lure recreational fishers
The Victorian Coalition Government is boosting recreational fishing opportunities at Lake Boga by resuming stocking of the iconic Murray cod.
Minister for Agriculture and Food Security and The Nationals Member for Swan Hill Peter Walsh today helped release 15,000 cod fingerlings into the lake.
“Over time these cod will lure more recreational fishers to our region, boosting Lake Boga’s economy and re-establishing the lake as a popular fishing destination,” Mr Walsh said.
“It will have flow-on effects, not just for Lake Boga businesses which depend heavily on recreational activities such as fishing and boating, but also for Kerang and Swan Hill.”
Mr Walsh said Lake Boga had been doing it tough in recent years after the lake completely dried up in 2008.
“The last time the lake was stocked was in 2005 and 2006 when small numbers of golden perch and Murray cod were released,” Mr Walsh said.
“Restocking is again possible thanks to the spring and summer rainfall which refilled the lake.
“The fish will grow to a catchable size in the next three to five years and will help make Lake Boga a great recreational fishery again.”
Mr Walsh said revenue raised from the sale of recreational fishing licences was funding the restocking of Lake Boga.
“The Victorian Coalition Government is committed to returning all revenue raised from the sale of recreational fishing licences to the industry for infrastructure works, restocking and education programs,” Mr Walsh said.
“We are also providing an extra $16.2 million over the next four years to breed more fish and provide more opportunities for recreational fishers.
“Lake Boga is one of 17 lakes and rivers being restocked by Fisheries Victoria with native fish this month as inland waters recover from the drought,” Mr Walsh said.
A detailed report released has recommended a national campaign to challenge the many threats facing Australia’s most popular recreational pursuit.
Titled ‘Keep Australia Fishing’, the independent report was commissioned by the Boating and Fishing Council of Australia (BFCA) and prepared by former UK politician and Sydney resident Martin Salter.
Mr Salter, who served as Parliamentary Spokesman for Angling under the governments of both Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, said the 54-page report drew on “best practice” from other countries around the world where recreational fishing was properly respected and valued as a significant economic contributor.
“Australia’s recreational fishing industry has been under threat for many years, from fish kills on major rivers, habitat degradation, urban pollution and unjustified marine park lock-outs,” Mr Salter said.
“While Australia still boasts some of the best recreational fishing in the world, pressure is mounting from poor land use practices and extreme Green movements that regard anglers as part of the problem rather than the solution.
“Responsible recreational anglers are the true guardians of the aquatic environment and sensible conservationists should be working with them to protect and enhance our fisheries.”
Some of the report’s key recommendations include:
Other key points from main report: (note 3)
Please find PDF versions of the Report and Report Summary below:
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The information on the new upcoming T3 baitcasters due for release in mid winter is now online.
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