» Still some salmon to be caught off local beaches
» The occasional pinkie being caught
» Whiting are still few and far between
» Reports of a few squid.
» When fishos get out a few snapper are being reported off shore
» A few whiting and trevally are also being caught in the river
» Some salmon off the beaches.
» Some King George whiting being reported in close
» A few pinkies and snapper appearing when fishos get out
» Reports of some flathead offshore in deeper water
» Salmon reports of 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 reports of a few King George whiting, flathead and calamari continue
» Clifton Springs is seeing a few whiting, pinkies, flathead and squid being reported
» Some whiting, flathead and squid of Queenscliff and some snapper reported
» The creek, still some trevally and salmon
» Swan Bay, squid, whiting being reported
» Point Lonsdale is still seeing reports of trevally, salmon and snapper
» The White Lady, reports of whiting and squid continue
» Indented Head has reports of flathead, King George whiting and squid.
VICTORIANS will get a better insight into the health of the state’s waterways and native fish numbers following the launch of the Native Fish Report Card, funded by the State Labor Government.
Minister for Water Lisa Neville and Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford released the Native Fish Report Card last week, which aims to keep communities updated about the state of native fish in Victorian rivers.
By monitoring fish populations in Victoria’s 10 priority rivers, the Native Fish Report Card will tell local anglers and conservationists about the health of key Victorian fish species.
The priority rivers are: Gellibrand River, Glenelg River, Goulburn River, Gunbower, Lindsay & Mullaroo, Mitchell River, Ovens River, Thomson & Macalister, Wimmera River and Yarra River.
Ms Neville said the Report Card will give the community and anglers important information about the state of Victorian fish.
“Through Water for Victoria, we’re improving information about our waterways and catchments, and better reporting back to communities.”
Ms Pulford said, “We want more Victorians fishing more often, which is why we’re investing in the Native Fish Report Card to provide the community information on where to go fishing and what they can expect to catch.”
“We can’t wait to see the benefits of our record native fish stocking and continued investment in snags for fish reflected in future report card results.”
Fishers, citizen scientists and community members alike can access information about recreational and threatened non-recreational fish species through a web-portal that will be updated with new fish population data every year.
Over the next three years this website will provide valuable information on the condition of native fish and is the first Victorian program to do so. As data is strengthened throughout the years, we’ll be able to discover trends in fish populations.
Funding for this program comes from the Labor Government’s record $222 million investment into waterway and catchment health, recreational fishing licence fees and Target One Million, which is investing a record $46 million to get more people fishing, more often.
The program is run by Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning and the Victorian Fisheries Authority.
The website can be accessed at nativefishreportcard.org.au.
Meanwhile, if you see or suspect illegal fishing activity any time over summer please call the 24-hour reporting line 13 FISH (13 34 74).
I would also like to remind everyone to keep those photos coming in of your big catch! Please forward them to email@example.com, with type of fish, weight, length, location and your name.