Fishing retail outlets close. Thursday the 6th marks as a sad day for the fishing industry in Melbourne. At least 50 fishing retail outlets have temporarily closed doors due to level 4 coronavirus restrictions. It is expected that all shops below will close for 6 weeks as per state...

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News has circulated widely around the fishing community this week that the very popular Altona pier is set for a major upgrade. This is welcome news for this very popular land base fishing destination. Our team at fishingmad are local residents of Altona and we see the immense amount of...

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Daiwa 2020 Product Showcase Review. Just in case you missed it Daiwa this week held 3 live streams on their social media platforms to showcase the Daiwa 2020 new to market product range. It’s an exciting time for this local fishing powerhouse who highlight a whole swag of new...

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Golden Tag competition postponed. It has been a bumpy ride for fishing competitions in Victoria in 2020. Bush fires and COVID-19 restrictions continue to decimate plans for recreational and tournament anglers around the state. It was only the 1st of March 2020 when the Victorian Fishing Authorities went live...

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Coronavirus fishing updates Victoria. Just as things looked like they were getting back to normal recent coronavirus transmission spikes has the state government acting swiftly. Actioning new rules and restrictions in an attempt to combat this fast-spreading virus. Things are changing quickly and it can be confusing for local...

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The Victorian Fishing Authorities have today announced that the price of a Victorian Fishing Licence Fees for recreational anglers will not go up between the 2020 and 2021 financial year. They have instead chosen to freeze fees to reduce the financial pressures for individuals and families during the COVID-19...

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Coronavirus fishing restrictions Victoria – Can I go fishing in Melbourne during the outbreak? Last updated 30/07/2020 – this space is changing so frequently so keep an eye out for updates. Update 02.08.2020 With an additional 671 coronavirus cases overnight Victoria will enter a state of disaster. From 6...

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A pleasant surprise this week when FishingMad founder Alan Bonnici received notification from leading independent Youtube channel and website reviewer Feedspot. Feedspot has recognised FishingMads presence in the glocal fishing space. Ranking the FishingMad YouTube channel in top 100 fishing channels around the world. Also ranking our website in...

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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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