» Salmon catches are still being reported off local beaches
» Reports of the occasional flathead catch continue
» Reports of pinkies being caught but not in numbers
» The odd whiting has also been reported.
» Snapper and pinkies catches are being reported offshore
» Flathead catches have also been reported offshore with some beach catches occurring as well
» Whiting, trevally and salmon have been reported in the river
» Salmon catches off local beaches continue.
» A few King George whiting have been reported
» Pinkies and snapper are also being reported offshore
» Pinkies and some snapper have been caught off the beaches, along with some nice flathead
» Squid catches are also being reportedoffshore
» Reports of gummy shark catches continue
» Salmon are still being caught off local beaches
» Bream being caught in Spring Creek.
Remember Torquay Tackle and Sports. For all the best available advice in Torquay on tackle and bait, drop in and see Ross or Josh. They will do their best to ensure you get the most up-to-date information available. Phone 5264 8207.
» St Leonards is still seeing reports of catches of King George whiting, flathead and squid
» Clifton Springs is still reporting a few whiting, pinkies and flathead being caught
» Queenscliff has reports of whiting, flathead, salmon and squid catches
» Trevally and salmon continue to be caught in the creek
» Swan Bay sees reports of squid, salmon and the occasional pinkie continuing
» Point Lonsdale still has reports of trevally, salmon and snapper being caught
» The White Lady has reports of whiting, pinkies and squid being caught
» Indented Head has reports of snapper, flathead and King George whiting with squid reports continuing.
New management plan for freshwater fisheries
A NEW management plan for Victoria’s freshwater fisheries has been released that will further improve the health of our inland fisheries, the habitats that support them and build investment partnerships between anglers and natural resource management agencies.
Victorian Fisheries Authority CEO Travis Dowling said Victoria’s freshwater fisheries were in great shape thanks in part to record fish stocking of six million trout and native fish funded by recreational fishing licence fees and the state government’s Target One Million plan to get more people fishing, more often.
“This Freshwater Fisheries Management Plan will take inland fishing in Victoria to the next level and help create angling destinations that will attract people from right across Australia,” Mr Dowling said.
Positive feedback received on the draft plan circulated in recent months has seen mor emphasis on developing fisheries close to population centres, Chinook salmon, VRFish’s code of conduct, thermal pollution, commercial yabby and eel fishing, threatened fish and the 2018 Victorian Auditor General’s report.
There was support for the plan’s aim to closely align fish, water and land management by finding common ground and investment partnerships.
The development of the plan has already brought key investment partners together and facilitated exciting new projects worth more than $2 million including:
• Reviving the Maribyrnong River native fishery
• Native fish populations surveys across 10 catchments
• A new mobile app to monitor the performance of key recreational fisheries
• The development of Kings Billabong native fishery, near Mildura, and,
• A new science project to improve native fish stocking outcomes.
River health restoration plans will be expanded through the establishment of a new Fish Habitat and Flows Roundtable, which is developing an agreement to use harvested timber as snags for fish.
The plan also identified the case to build a new native fish hatchery in northern Victoria. A Working Group will implement the plan with representatives from VRFish, trout and native fish experts, traditional owners, catchment management authorities, the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, and research expertise.
To read the full plan visit vfa.vic.gov.au/freshwaterplan.
Meanwhile, if you see or suspect illegal fishing activity any time over summer please phone the 24-hour reporting line 13 FISH (13 34 74).
Please forward them to the email address below, with type of fish, weight, length, location and your name. I am more than happy to place your photos in My Big Catch. Email photos to email@example.com.