Victoria's inland waters support healthy populations of trout and redfin, and native species such as golden perch, Murray cod and Australian bass. We stock all these fish, other than redfin, to improve fishing opportunities. Yabbies and spiny freshwater crayfish are also popular, but are not stocked.
Our bays, inlets and oceans support productive recreational fisheries for snapper, King George whiting, flathead, bream, sharks, tuna, calamari and Australian salmon, most of which are caught with hook and line. Scallops, abalone and rock lobster are also taken by recreational divers.
Your fishing licence fees at work
Check out 13 new projects that will improve fishing opportunities.
Tracking down shortfin mako sharks
Fisheries scientist from SARDI recently deployed four satellite tags on shortfin makos off Portland.
Lake Tyers stocked with 300,000 prawns
Find out about Victoria's first ever release of prawn larvae to improve fishing opportunities.
Pipi research at Venus Bay
A new study suggests Venus Bay pipis are currently harvested at a sustainable level.
More fishing reefs in Port Phillip Bay
Licence fees have funded three new reefs near the Frankston, Port Arlington and Altona piers.
Recreational Fishing Initiative
The State Government is investing $16 million to improve fishing opportunities.
Your fishing licence fees are helping scientists map calamari movement around Port Phillip Bay.