On Sunday the 10th of February the Victorian Fisheries received a call around 6.30 am. The call was to go and investigate illegal catch nets within Sanctuary lakes estate. The call placed by a local who watched in horror as locals were planting multiple long fishing traps. Its a...

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State election impact on boating and fishing in Melbourne. Those who know me well would know that I have no tolerance for politics, a place I consider to be full of false promises. However, I did follow our recent state election that was decided on the 25th of November...

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Yarra factory fire causes water pollution. The EPA ( Environment Protection Authority ) has issued a substantial health warning to local anglers. Those fishing the Yarra river, Maribyrnong river, The Warmies, Hobsons Bay and Stoney creek. This after a Footscray factory full of containers, chemicals, asbestos and highly flammable...

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Trout season is here, Thousands of stocked rainbows. Trout fishing season in Victorian rivers opens at midnight on Friday 31 August, 2018. This may just turn out to be the best trout season ever. Why? you ask. Well fisheries Victoria have been mighty busy in recent weeks. They have ...

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Fishing Monthly Magazine features FishingMad on cover. Sometimes it’s nice to pause for a moment and recognise personal accolades of those who work hard around you. This month were very pleased to see the founder of FishingMad Alan Bonnici feature on the cover of the Fishing Monthly Magazine Victoria...

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Boat Rage in Melbourne at tipping point. It’s a staggering fact that 27 million dollars every year is collected for boat registration and licences. Yet, somehow only a fraction of that money is put back into investment into boating and fishing for Melbourne and Victoria. Only 3 million of...

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The team at FishingMad were proud this week to feature in a campaign for Fisheries Victoria who announced a 3 year $815,000 fund which will be used to improve fishing fishing for local anglers on the Maribyrnong River and increase native fish numbers in the stretches between  Flemington racecourse...

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