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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Earlier this week a woman in her 70’s was hospitalised after being bitten by a 100 kilogram seal. This all has taken place near the boat ramps along popular fishing destination Port Fairy. Paramedics on the scene reported that the bite was quite nasty and had indeed gone through...

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April started with great news for local kayakers. On the 11th Barkers Creek Reservoir which is located near the township of Bendigo was officially opened up to Kayaks, Canoes and boats with electric motors. Those electric motors will need to travel below 5 knots. This is all part of...

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