» Weather conditions are still ordinary. Salmon catches off local beaches continue
» Whiting reports are still happening but once again only when fisherman can get out
» A odd gummy shark and a few flathead are being reported when conditions permit.
Report provided courtesy the Anglesea Rusty Anglers Angling Club
» Snapper, pinkies and flathead are reported but dependent on conditions
» River is still said to be producing some small whiting, trevally and salmon
» A few salmon are also being caught off local beaches, but reports are few and far between.
» Some reports of King George whiting, snapper and flathead but once again only when conditions permit
» Salmon off local beaches continue
» Spring Creek has small bream reported.
Courtesy Torquay Tackle and Sports
» St Leonards reports good-sized King George whiting, a few flathead and squid
» Clifton Springs is still seeing whiting, flathead, calamari along with some pinkie snapper when people can get out
» Queenscliff has reports of whiting as well as flathead, pinkies and calamari continuing when conditions permit
» The creek has a few trevally being caught
» Swan Bay continues to see pinkies, flathead and calamari near the mouth
» Point Lonsdale pier has reports of trevally, King George whiting and some salmon continuing
» The White Lady has reports of whiting, calamari and flathead
» Indented Head also has reports of flathead, King George whiting, calamari and snapper continuing.
FISHING in Victoria will become easier and more accessible with 12 new projects across the state to be funded with fishing licence fees.
Minister for Fishing and Boating Jaala Pulford joined recreational fishers at the Snobs Creek hatchery near Eildon to announce the 12 new projects which include new fishing platforms and access tracks, more fish habitat into rivers and lakes, and lots of learn-to-fish clinics for beginners.
The Gippsland Lakes will receive a new woody habitat, which will provide new homes for popular species including bream, estuary perch and Australian bass.
The Little Murray River will also receive new homes for iconic species like Murray cod and golden perch with more snags and woody habitat added to the waterway.
Fishcare Victoria will receive funding to deliver 100 ‘Fishing For All Abilities’ clinics in the Kingston, Bayside, Hobsons Bay and Port Phillip shires and 200 workshops through schools and at community events.
Fishing facilities and access will be boosted across Victoria through projects including an extension to the Reeve Landing Jetty at Lakes Entrance, an upgrade of the Rippleside Jetty in Corio Bay, and new fishing platforms and a boardwalk at Ferntree Gully’s Quarry Lake In central Victoria, the Ballarat Fish Acclimatisation Society on the banks of Lake Wendouree has received funding for a new filtration system to remove suspended solids and boost trout survival rates.
These projects complement dozens of others funded by the state government’s $35 million Target One Million plan to get more people fishing, more often in more places.
Snobs Creek hatchery has received more than $2 million of funding from recreational fishing licence fees to help it grow and stock popular species like Murray cod, rainbow trout, brown trout, Chinook salmon, Macquarie perch and trout cod.
The hatchery is the backbone of fish production for Victoria’s state-wide stocking program and will be supported by a new
native fish hatchery near Shepparton, to be operational by 2022. For details of all 12 new licence-funded projects visit vfa.vic.gov.au/feesatwork2019.
If you see or suspect illegal fishing activity at any time, phone the 24-hour reporting line 13 FISH (13 3474).
I would also like to remind everyone to keep those photos coming in of your big catch! Please forward them to [email protected], with type of fish, weight, length, location and your name. I am more than happy to place your photos in My Big Catch.