It’s one of the most radical decisions we have seen around fishing in Australia for as long as I can remember. The SA state government has approved regulation changes to ban snapper fishing from November 1. Snapper is an iconic fish in South Australia and a primary target species...

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GoFish Nagambie 2020 Fishing Festival and competition. It was such a huge success in 2019 that it’s back even bigger and better for 2020. In fact its the biggest fishing competition in Australia with amazing prizes on offer. A cool $500,000 worth of prizes. That’s right half a million...

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Its been a good year for fishing in Victoria for 2019. We’re glad to announce that there is more good news for kayak fisherman across Victoria. An additional 4 lakes are now officially open to canoes, kayaks and boats with electric motors. This all part of the state government...

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That’s right, trout season opening in Victoria for 2019 will be epic. Local rivers around Victoria will officially be open from 11:59 pm on Friday 6 September for the trout season opening. Where better to celebrate than at Eildon. 7 tonnes of trophy-sized rainbow trout were released last year...

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Lake Wendouree is a wonderful fishing destination within the vibrant township of Ballarat. The lake is well known for exceptional trout and redfin fishing as well as its Olympic rowing facilities. You can see our guide here on Fishing Lake Wendouree. However, Lake Wendouree and the city of Ballarat...

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Please find the 2019 schedule for trout stocking around Victoria. Just before the school holidays, ‘ready-to-catch’ rainbow trout are stocked into lakes around Melbourne and Victoria. Please keep in mind that a daily bag limit of five trout applies, of which only two can exceed 35 centimetres. Click here to...

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June 2019 marks as a historic day for the Ferntree Gully Quarry Reserve.  The reserve was stocked with a large volume of rainbow trout, Murray cod and golden perch. This is fantastic news and part of the state governments target 1 million and target 10 million campaigns. The local...

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On the 21st of May 2019 Tullaroop reservoir has officially been open kayaks, canoes and electric boats. This is another huge win for kayak fisherman of Victoria. This is all part of the $34 million dollars Target One Million campaign by our State Government. To encourage more people to...

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A scuba diver has been hit and tragically killed by a speeding boat in Port Phillip Bay. The incident happened between Frankston and Mornington on the afternoon of May the 5th. It happened around 1 pm the two scuba divers with flags were struck by a boat speeding past....

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A tornado has ravaged popular fishing destination Lake Purrumbete which is located in Koallah. It has caused an estimated 1 million dollars damage to the local holiday park. The team at FishingMad by coincidence were at the location only 48 hours earlier. Myself and good mate Mark were staying...

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