Revenue from the sale of recreational fishing licences continues to fund projects that
improve angling opportunities throughout Victoria, with a further 14 grants provided
through the Small Grants Program.
Half of the projects involve promoting recreational fishing to children through active
participation while others focus on research and minor infrastructure development.
Since its launch in March 2010, the Small Grants Program has funded 45 projects worth
more than $141,000. The program is open year round for small grants up to $5,000.
Executive Director of Fisheries Victoria, Anthony Hurst, said the 14 projects ranged from
junior clinics in regional centres to education products aimed at increasing awareness of
The 14 projects are:
$5,000 to assess fish populations in the Anglesea River after recent fish deaths
$4,960 to conduct a ‘Junior Fishing Day’ event at Corinella Jetty
$4,560 to evaluate pipi stocks in the Cape Liptrap Coastal Park
$2,500 to co-fund 2,000 pipi buckets to promote the reduced bag limit at Cape
Liptrap Coastal Park
$4,500 to conduct a ‘Learn to Fish’ convention at Lakes Entrance
$3,950 to conduct a ‘Mates Day on the Bay’ fishing event
$3,664 to conduct six ‘fishing for diversity’ events at Barwon Heads
$3,400 to conduct a ‘Family Fishing Day’ at the 2011 St Kilda Festival
$2,965 to replace parts of the fishing platform at Deep Lake Recreation Reserve
$1,900 to conduct a ‘Student Fishing Day’ at the Curdies River
$1,975 to conduct a ‘Junior Fishing Clinic’ at Lake Boga
$1,530 to conduct a ‘Junior Angler Workshop’ at Kyabram
$1,215 to co-fund a pilot program to install fishing line disposal bins at 21
locations around Port Phillip Bay and
$1,425 to conduct a Family Surf Fishing tuition day at Venus Bay.
“These projects are terrific examples of ‘your fishing licence fees at work’ to improve
recreational angling opportunities and I encourage any organisation to consider applying
for a grant,” Mr Hurst said.
Since its inception in 2001, the Recreational Fishing Grants Program has funded over
345 projects worth more than $13.5 million. For more information or to apply for a Small
Grant, visit www.dpi.vic.gov.au/fishing/feesatwork