FISHING & BOATING NEWS AROUND MELBOURNE

Welcome to Fishing Mad “NEWS”. Where we keep you informed of breaking fishing news around our city and state. This may include emergency outbreaks, upgrades approved in your city, rules and regulation changes and more. If you would like to a news post added then let us know by emailing us at enquiries@fishingmad.com.au. We will gladly look into this for you.

Tullaroop Reservoir open kayaks, canoes & electric boats

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 fish […]

Scuba diver tragically killed by speeding boat near Frankston

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. The […]

Tornado hits Lake Purrumbete

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 at […]

Port Fairy Seal attack causes knee jerk reaction for fishing

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 the […]

Barkers Creek Reservoir open to Kayakers

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 the […]

Sanctuary Lakes illegal netting leads to hundreds of dead fish

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 sad […]

State election impact on boating and fishing in Melbourne

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 with […]

Yarra factory fire causes water pollution

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 products […]

Trout season is here, Thousands of stocked rainbows

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  undertaking […]

Fishing Monthly Magazine features FishingMad on cover

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 and […]

Boat Rage in Melbourne at tipping point

It’s a staggering fact 27 million dollars is collected every year for boat registration and licences fees. Yet, only a fraction of that money is put back into boating and fishing for Melbourne and Victoria. In fact only 3 million of that 27 million goes back into boating and fishing. […]

Maribyrnong river upgrades approved

The Maribyrnong river is a truly underrated fishing system within Melbourne’s westerns suburbs. The team at Fishing Mad were very proud to feature in a local campaign to rebuild native fishing populations, and add key improvements along this river. The campaign celebrates the approval of a $815,000 fund to be […]