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 and Keilor.

The details are still being released but to date, they include

– New ramps and facilities

– Improvements to the quality of the waterways

– Stocking of 300,000 Estuary Perch fingerings

– Studies and research into stocked fish behavior and success rates

As many followers of FishingMad would understand we love the Nong and we have hosted many family fishing clinics along this area and see this as very welcome news.

There will always be a criticism of how this money is invested and hopefully measures will be taken to ensure this fund is used to its full potential including strategies to improve the water quality, pollution levels that make up a great ecosystem for the release of native fish species.

If you have any concerns, then I encourage you to raise them with Victorian Fisheries by calling 136 186 but if doing so make sure that your feedback contributes to the success of this great opportunity. Hopefully, we continue to see more initiatives like this around Melbourne a focus of more launching facilities would be very welcome.

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