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Sydney Festival of Boating

The Boating Industry Association yesterday launched the Invitation to Exhibit for the Sydney Festival of Boating to be held at Darling Harbour (29 Jul – 1 Aug). This event will…

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Catch a new career as a Fisheries Officer

The Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) has commenced a recruitment drive for seven trainee fisheries officers with a view to filling vacant positions across the state. VFA Chief Executive Officer Travis…

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A Hunter on the Water

Based in Booker Bay just north of Sydney, Captain Scott Thorrington runs Haven Sportfishing Charters in the productive waters along Australia’s New South Wales Central Coast. The busy skipper applies…

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Melbourne Boat Show 2021 and 2022 Announcement

The long-awaited, much anticipated 60th Melbourne Boat Show, will now be conducted from 16 – 19 June 2022. After detailed consideration of all event-related factors, the Boating industry Association of…

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Boating safety and facilities program now open

The Victorian Government is making recreational boating better and more accessible for all Victorians providing $1.5 million in funding to eligible organisations under its latest grants program. Minister for Fishing…

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Seven arrested for abalone poaching

Seven men allegedly involved in an abalone poaching syndicate were arrested by Fisheries Officers and Victoria Police last week. Mornington Officers observed two men, one of which was known to…

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Melbourne Boat Show - invitation to exhibit

Demand for the boating lifestyle, and therefore for boats and accessories, is at an all-time high. Seasoned boaters are looking to consolidate their boating lifestyle and the new people entering…

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Navico Partners with Ozfish Unlimited

Navico, parent company to the Lowrance®, Simrad®, B&G® and C-MAP® brands is excited to announce a partnership with Ozfish Unlimited, a not-for-profit charity helping Aussie recreational fishers get active to…

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Tis the season for Murray cod

Freshwater fishers have been counting down the days until the opening of the recreational fishing season for Murray cod (on 1 December). Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) CEO, Travis Dowling, said…

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Lucky fisher lands catch worth $10k

A fly fisher has struck gold at Lake Purrumbete near Camperdown, landing a $10,000 fish as part of the relaunched Golden Tag competition. Minister for Fishing and Boating Melissa Horne…

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Better Boating Fund established in Vic

The legislation to create the Better Boating Fund, which will re-invest every dollar of Victorian boating registration and licensing fees back into recreational boating, has passed in the Victorian Legislative…

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Hastings Boat Ramp open for summer

The Victorian Government is improving access to Western Port Bay for fishers and boaters, thanks to the completion of the first stage the $1.6 million Hastings Boat Ramp upgrade. Minister…

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Bay fishers urged to do the right thing

The spring sun and snapper season are seeing large numbers of fishers flocking to Port Phillip to enjoy Victoria’s most popular fishery. Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) Acting CEO Paul Shea…

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New marine light bar range from Narva

Narva, an Australian owned leader in the development, manufacture and supply of automotive lighting and electrical components for the automotive, marine and transport industries. has released a range of fully…

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Stonker rainbows released for Metro family fun

Eighteen Metropolitan Family Fishing Lakes are currently being stocked with 500 ‘stonker’ rainbow trout to bolster recreational fishing fun with some big catches. Victorian Fisheries Authority CEO Travis Dowling said…

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