Victoria's inland waters support healthy populations of trout and redfin, and native species such as golden perch, Murray cod and Australian bass. Yabbies and spiny freshwater crayfish are also popular.
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.
Wild Trout Fisheries Management Plan
Ten projects over three years to investigate trout populations in rivers.
From 1 December 2014, revised bag and size limits will apply in Victorian lakes and rivers.
East Gippsland reefs improve fishing
Eight reefs have been installed into Lake Tyers, Mallacoota and the Gippsland Lakes.
For the fourth consecutive year, more than 2 million native fish have been stocked to improve inland fisheries.
Regulations limit the number of abalone and shellfish that may be carried in any one vehicle.
The State Government is investing $16 million to improve fishing opportunities.