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      Found 48 results

      1. victoria King Parrot Trout

        I had a day trip up to king parrot a couple weeks ago, got one hit from a trout but that was it. I know there are good spots there and there are trout in the river, any tips on how to find them better.
      2. Hey guys I want to start doing some landbased squid fishing in frankston area, if you know of any spots that produce please let us know cheers
      3. Hi all , i'm only just getting into fishing i'm 16 years old and live near the coast in Melbourne. Even though i'm extremely new to the site i have already found huge amounts of help and guidance with choosing a rod etc from some some of the guys on here,big thanks to Angus,drop bear,old Scaley and fishinfox for your help and patience and i look forward to day when i can help out other begginer fisherman on the site in the coming years. Cheers Logan
      4. victoria Inverloch Fishing Tips

        Hey guys Im heading down to Inverloch soon for a fish, i have been there multiple times with no real luck. Im thinking of going to the entrance of Andersons Inlet for Gummy at night or Mulloway. Any tips? Cheers Jorden
      5. Hey. Dropbear sister caught this today.... Stunning looking fish. This is the only photo I have... Whiting??? Caught near Vic NSW border. Fish was released... sadface it looks yummy haha
      6. victoria French Island

        Hey Lads My mate and i are going to french island for a weekend to do some gummy shark fishing, ive heard its pretty good there. Any tips or locations to catch them would be greatly appreciated
      7. Greenpatch

        Hi guys, im heading to green patch at jervis bay for the next few days. I unfortunately don't have a boat other than a canoe. I have rigs set up for all different bread and butter species, but I would love to get onto something decent. It's my first trip with my gf and her parents are expecting some fillets brought back. Any knowledge would be fantastic.
      8. Raby Bay Canals Fishing Video

        Hey chaps showed you guys my last video i made bass fishing the skinny water creeks got some positive feedback so decided to take my kayak ijnto the salwater for the first time i am useless at saltwater and would love some tips and tricks or if anyone calls raby bay there local would love to tag along sometime plan on making alot moe videos more like vlogs as long as the fish bite
      9. Hey all. Managed to get out again today https://youtu.be/aWSKAJqiDd4. All land based on soft plastics. Cracker of a day for the weather! Follow the link to the video .... is there a way to embed on here? So then it can be viewed straight from here? Hope everyone caught some today.
      10. Fishing For Gummy Shark

        I am currently undergoing the research project in SA on gummy sharks and it would be appreciated if you could help by filling in one of my surveys. survey draft.docx
      11. Hey fellas, me and a few others are heading down to Harrietville over Aus day for a bit of fishing and camping so I'm chasing some local knowledge. Luckily I know someone who used to live there for years so I know a little bit, but things could have changed since then. I've been informed my chances of catching a cod are extremely slim however trout and yellas are a possibility. I've also learnt the river may be very low this time of year, will this significantly hurt anything? What lures have people had success with while chasing trout? I've got some tassie devils and a small spinner/ bottlecap lure I think its called. Any advice would be great. Think im sticking to worms for live bait but im open to suggestions. I've been told to check out the 'dredge hole' but other than that we're playing it by ear. Cheers guys
      12. Hello, I was fishing over the weekend at Lake Eildon and pick up a few small trout and Redfin on maggots and worms under a float. I also fished in the Pondage below the wall and brough out my R/c drone for the first time. I used it to take the rapala lure out about 220 metres from the bank and dropped it off the back of a hook I made for the drone. End up pulling and releasing one brown trout about 1.5kg or so. Here is the video of it.
      13. St Leonard's Fishing

        hello everyone!Just want to know how the fishing is going over at St leonards, Victoria ?! Im probably going to head up there to visit and might go for a fish too. what size hook do u usually catch whiting and flat head on? I'm probably going to go off the pier over there. hope everyone is having a good holiday. hope to hear a reply soon thankyou
      14. Hand-caught Cod

        Would be nice, but still prefer rod and reel. http://www.countrynews.com.au/2017/01/03/3975/man-wrestles-murray-cod BY COUNTRY NEWS ON JANUARY 03, 2017 SHARE SHARE SHARE EMAIL 0 COMMENTS Darren Jephcott with the Murray cod he caught by hand in the Murray River near Cobram. Darren Jephcott has scuba dived in other countries and loves off-shore fishing for big tuna, but he was unprepared for an encounter with a freshwater monster near Cobram last Friday. Mr Jephcott was swimming in the Murray River while camping with friends, when he was pushed by a 1.1m Murray cod. With the help of a friend he wrestled the cod until it was captured, and eventually released after the mandatory photos were taken. Friends on shore who heard him shouting initially thought something disastrous was happening and rushed down to help. The friends, including Mr Jephcott’s girlfriend from overseas, who was camping for the first time, were gobsmacked to see him handling the huge fish. Why the fish would approach him and make contact is a mystery, although Mr Jephcott believes the fish may have been annoyed that the visitors were interfering with its peace and quiet in the river hole where local people say he lives. Mr Jephcott, an excavation contractor from Greensborough, was spending three days camping at Smithies Beach on the NSW side of the Murray River. ‘‘We were fishing and camping out. I went out for a swim in the morning. I knew there was a big hole nearby,’’ he said. ‘‘I went out into the water until I couldn’t touch the bottom. I felt this thing hitting my legs, about near my ankles. ‘‘It was slimy, so I thought it was an eel. It happened about three times. I was dumbfounded. ‘‘The next time I could feel its weight pushing against me and I thought: ‘This is a big fish’. ‘‘I said to my mate: ‘There’s a big fish here’. He said: ‘It’s probably a carp’.’’ ‘‘Next minute up he came, between me and my mate.’’ Mr Jephcott got into a wrestling match with the river monster, grabbing it in the mouth and near the gills. He and his friends held it for about half-an-hour, holding it in the water so it could breathe, and bringing it out occasionally for photos. Then they let it go. It wasn’t hooked on the lines the fishermen had out, but word soon got out that the huge fish was living in the river. ‘‘Some people came along and tried to put some lines in over the hole, but we told them to leave him alone,’’ Mr Jephcott said. ‘‘One of the local guys from the Tocumwal Fishing Club came down and said he hadn’t been caught on a line because there was no scarring on his mouth. ‘‘Some of the locals said they’d heard about the cod living there but had never seen him. ‘‘I think this happened because he was p****d off. He lives at the bottom of the hole and just waits for other fish to come along. ‘‘We turned up and started stirring the mud up and interrupting him. BY COUNTRY NEWS ON JANUARY 03, 2017
      15. So i have been fishing for awhile now, but it is only recently that my father has bought a boat. I would like to go for the big reds with him but i do not want to always spend money on bulks of bait. I have heard that yellowtail scad are great bait and that they are in PPB, can anyone tell me if they are in the frankston area? And if anyone has any tips for catching the big reds in PPB please let me know! Cheers
      16. victoria Southern Blue Fin Tuna

        Well my brother has pulled another massive SBT from local Victorian waters. Last year he tried out from the entrance of Westernport bay see link. http://www.australianfishing.com.au/forum/topic/46086-120kg-southern-blue-fin-tuna/ He thought he would try the same thing this year and was rewarded again with a 127kg SBT! caught in a 12" Pakula Lumo sprocket. It took one hour and 40 minutes to land on 24kg stand up tackle. A monumental effort possibly opening up a new serious fishery for Melbourne anglers without having to travel the Portland the home of big tuna.
      17. Bream Have Awoken

        gday all well the bream have awoken in east Gippsland after the rain got these this arvo in a quick 45 min session , i think i will be on the river at lunch time instead of 16:30 like today . cheers D
      18. Starlo Fishing Rod

        Hi, I just bought a Starlo Jungle Stix Bream 732L Spin Line Wt 2-4kg Lure Wt 2-10kg. What other fish can I catch with this fishing rod besides Bream?
      19. Taken from FW email newsletter 17-3-16 FISHERIES Victoria is now consulting the community on proposed changes to the Recreational Fishery Licence (RFL). The proposed changes are scheduled to take effect from 1st July 2016 and relate to: · price increases for RFLs · discounts for 1 year and 3 year RFLs purchased online · offences and penalties associated with the administration and issuing of RFLs by authorised persons. All licence revenue will continue to be paid into the RFL Trust Account to fund projects that improve recreational fishing opportunities. The last increase in the price of a RFL was in 2008. Licences purchased prior to 1 July 2016 will be valid until they expire. The Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) is available for public comment until 19 April 2016 and is available on the The Regulatory Impact Statement (RIS) is available for public comment until 19 April 2016 and is available here: http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/fisheries/recreational-fishing/proposed-changes-to-recreational-fishery-licence
      20. Hi guys, I'm new to this game. Have just started going down to Mornington Pier at night to do a bit of fishing. The place is usually well lit, however last night everything was turned off. Anyone know what the deal is with the lights? Was it just a once off? or do they have schedules on when the lights are turned on and off? Was a bit disappointed after driving 1 hour from Melb. Any other piers near by that is well lit and good for beginners fishing?
      21. Taken from FW email newsletter Feb 1 A MELBOURNE couple is facing heavy fines, and have had their car and illegally obtained shellfish seized, after allegedly being caught at Lakes Entrance with more than 1100 oysters and 20 litres of mussels. The catch limit for oysters is 50 per person per day. The catch limit for mussels is 10 litres per person per day. Senior Fisheries Officer Bill McCarthy said it would be alleged the 1161 oysters seized represented nearly 12 times the combined legal catch limit. The pair allegedly travelled from their Croydon Hills home to Lakes Entrance on Monday and spent the day using a hammer and chisel to collect the shellfish from the rock wall on Kalimna foreshore. Neither of them were in possession of a recreational licence which is required to collect shellfish. It’s also alleged one of them resisted the officers and created a hindrance when the vehicle was being seized. They were interviewed and released, to be charged on summons to appear in a Magistrates Court. The couple can expect to face Fisheries Act charges relating to exceeding the catch limit which carries fines of up to $3033. Fishing without a licence can cost as much as $758 and hindering an authorised Fisheries Officer could means fines of up to $7583, or three months jail. The acting director of Fisheries Victoria, Bob Hutton said our precious fish resources were there for all to enjoy. “We enforce the catch limits so we can all do just that. Selfish people who choose not to respect our fish will face the weight of the law.” Hutton said. People who see or suspect illegal fishing activity should call the fisheries offence reporting line 13FISH (133474).
      22. Taken from ABC http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-13/murray-darling-carp-plague-release-fish-virus-farmers-scientists/7084586 By environment reporter Sara Phillips PHOTO: In some areas, European carp have become so dominant, they now make up 90 per cent of all fish in the river.(Supplied: Marc Ainsworth) An unlikely coalition of farmers, environmentalists, scientists and fishers has called for the Government to do more to protect Australia's largest river system from a plague of introduced fish. European carp have infested the waters of the Murray-Darling Basin in their millions. They churn up mud, making the water uninhabitable for native fish, insects and birds. In some areas they have become so dominant, they now make up 90 per cent of all fish in the river. For the past seven years, CSIRO scientists have been investigating the potential efficacy of an Indonesian strain of carp herpes as a way to control the fish. The virus could kill carp only, leaving other fish and animals unscathed. "We're getting toward the end of the scientific end of the work," lead researcher Ken McColl said. "The main thrust of our work at CSIRO has been to look for any untoward effects of this virus on other species. "We don't want the virus to affect anything other than carp. "Over quite a number of years we've looked at about 13 species of native fish ... and we've not been able to find any evidence of disease or virus multiplication in any of those species. "So we don't believe it does anything in any other species." Dr McColl said the scientists have also investigated the affect of the virus on yabbies, mice and chickens and have also researched cases where humans have come into contact with the disease. "We're fairly confident that it's not going to cause problems elsewhere," Dr McColl said. Farmers, environmentalists back release of carp virus Usually at opposite ends of Murray-Darling issues, the Australian Conservation Foundation and the National Irrigators Council have joined calls from the National Farmers Federation, the Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation, the Invasive Species Council and the Invasive Animals Cooperative Research Centre for the virus to be approved for release. "People often focus on the difference in opinions between environmentalists and farmers, but we actually have a lot in common and healthy rivers is absolutely one of those matters," said Jonathan La Nauze, acting campaigns director for the Australian Conservation Foundation. "Getting on top of carp is essential if we want healthy rivers and that's why farmers, fishermen and environmentalists are all standing united behind this proposal. "It really would complement the work of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan, the hard work that we've been going through in restoring environmental flows. "It's time our Government stepped up to the plate and funded this terrific work in releasing a biological control into the Murray-Darling Basin." Matthew Barwick from the NSW Department of Primary Industries has added his voice to the chorus. He said the approvals would take "a couple of years" to process, with hurdles in four separate pieces of Commonwealth legislation. "It would be one of the largest control initiatives in Australia," Mr Barwick said. Australia has a history of using viruses to control introduced animals. The myxoma and calici viruses were effective in knocking down rabbit numbers. And a feline parvovirus was used effectively to control feral cats on Marion Island.
      23. taken from FW email newsletter By Martin Auldist | 6 December 2015 SEVENTEEN waters across Gippsland, Victoria, shared in 120,000 Australian bass fingerlings last week to further improve freshwater fishing opportunities for anglers. Fisheries Victoria Executive Director, Travis Dowling, said two new waters had been added to the stocking list this season given the species' popularity and the widespread success of other bass releases in Gippsland's rivers and lakes over more than a decade. To celebrate the new arrangements at Blue Rock Lake, 12 mature bass were tagged as part of a competition "Expanding our bass fisheries supports the State Government's Target One Million plan for recreational fishing, which aims to get more Victorians fishing, more often," Mr Dowling said. "Since 2002, we have stocked nearly 560,000 bass fingerlings throughout Gippsland and they are doing really well in most places. "One of the new waters this season was the Timbarra River, which received 10,000 bass fingerlings near its junction with the Tambo River. "Hospital Creek, east of Lake Tyers, was also new and received 3,000 fingerlings. "Other waters that received bass fingerlings this season were the Avon (5000), Macalister (9,000), Tambo (8000), Nicholson (8000), Mitchell (10,000), Thomson (5000) and Tyers (5000) rivers and the Valencia (3000), Traralgon (2000), Rainbow (2000) and Freestone (2000) creeks. "Lakes Blue Rock (25,000), Glenmaggie (10,000), Narracan (10,000) and Guthridge (1000) all shared in bass too and Cowwarr Weir received 2,000." Mr Dowling said bass stocking was funded by recreational fishing licence fees and Target One Million, which aims to grow participation to one million anglers by 2020. "A key commitment of Target One Million was to improve boating access to Blue Rock Lake, which occurred in August 2015. "Now, vessels of any length and any engine size can operate on the lake at speeds of less than 15 knots, making it more accessible to more anglers with trailerboats. "To celebrate the new arrangements at Blue Rock Lake, 12 mature bass were tagged as part of a competition. "One of those fish has already been caught and earned a local 16-year old Willow Grove angler a $250 prize pack." To learn more about the Gippsland bass stocking program visit www.vic.gov.au/bluerockbass
      24. taken from FW email newsletter .The ban will be implemented over the next eight years and the 43 commercial fishing licence holders will share in compensation worth $27 million. Commercial net fishing accounts for a small portion of the annual catch from Port Phillip Bay - about 700 tonnes. Agriculture Minister Jaala Pulford said it was a historic reform that people had been calling for since 1971. "I think that the arrangements Parliament agreed to will pave the pave the way for a quick exit and a quick improvement to recreational fishing in the bay," she said. Full article: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-25/ban-on-commercial-net-fishing-in-port-phillip-bay-gut-wrenching/6971952?WT.ac=statenews_vic
      25. taken from FW email newsletter 19-10-15 Labor Member for East Gippsland, Harriet Shing, joined Fisheries Victoria staff, VRFish, the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority, Councillors from the East Gippsland Shire Council, excited recreational anglers, and locals, gathered for the release 5000 mulloway fingerlings at Nowa Nowa near LakeTyers last week. The mulloway release was a Victorian first, with the small fry hoped to reach up to a metre in length and provide anglers with some great sport. Ms Shing said that the release was part of the Government's “Target One Million” program that aims to grow the number of anglers in Victoria to one million by 2020. http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/fisheries/recreational-fishing/target-one-million The State Government has committed to delivering its Target One Million plan for recreational fishing, which will get more Victorians fishing more often. Elements of Target One Million include: · increase the number of fishers to one million by 2020 · halt commercial netting in Port Phillip and CorioBays over eight years · take action on water levels at LakeToolondo · establish Fisheries Victoria as a Statutory Authority · pursue reciprocal licence arrangements with New South Wales · ban netting at the mouths of rivers in the GippslandLakes · establish a Better Fishing Facilities Fund: http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/fisheries/recreational-fishing/target-one-million/better-fishing-facilities-grants-program · increase fish stocking to 5 million fish per year · implement a marine species stocking program · open recreational trout cod fisheries in Beechworth: http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/fisheries/recreational-fishing/target-one-million/new-trout-cod-fisheries stock barramundi into Hazelwood Pondage allocate 'Stronger Fishing Club' grants introduce a minimum legal size for trout grow the Victorian Trout Opening Festival: http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/fisheries/recreational-fishing/target-one-million/2015-goulburn-fishing-festival remove horsepower and boat length restrictions at BlueRockLake: http://agriculture.vic.gov.au/fisheries/recreational-fishing/target-one-million/blue-rock-bass undertake a statewide recreational catch survey deliver school education and children's fishing programs