Victoria

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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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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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Boating Syndication offers COVID escape

One of the by-products of the global Covid-19 pandemic has been the challenge to re-think recreation and family time. We’re unable to travel overseas, so the options for new adventures…

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Royal Geelong named Yacht Club of the Year

Royal Geelong Yacht Club (RGYC) was today announced as 2020 Yacht Club of the Year at the Australian Sailing Awards, following the biggest sailing season in the Club’s 161-year history.…

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New look SAILING Champions League

SAILING Champions League: Asia Pacific organisers are delighted to announce the 2021 season format and a raft of changes to simplify the competition and bring gender equity to the league.…

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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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Karen Te Maipi appointed Club Marine CEO

Karen Te Maipi, former Head of Brand and Direct for Club Marine, Australia’s largest provider of recreational boat insurance, has been appointed company CEO. Karen accepted the position following the…

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Boating when you don’t have a boat

Boating without a boat in Australia has never been a problem for Aussies. The practice of boating has been long associated with the outdoor loving nature of our culture. Across…

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Chaparral Australia takes top dealer gong

Chaparral Australia has won its 6th International Dealer of the Year Award at the 55th Annual Dealer Conference and Awards night. This year’s awards ceremony capped off an impressive Virtual…

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Lakes Entrance lands a better jetty

Fishers in Lakes Entrance now have a bigger, safer spot to wet a line thanks to an upgrade of Reeve Landing Jetty on Bullock Island. Victorian Fisheries Authority CEO Travis…

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Cape50 Motoryacht a new breed of tradition

The all new Cape50 Motoryacht, conceived, designed and built in Australia to meet real boating conditions by Steve Campbell’s Composites Constructions, features; • Modern Euro styling over a traditional theme…

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Fisheries 'Big Build' is on at Snobs Creek and Bra...

Work is underway on two exciting developments that will make fishing even better across Victoria. Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) CEO Travis Dowling said the Snobs Creek hatchery facility, near Eildon, is undergoing a $1.2 million revitalisation and a new fisheries officer station…

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National Boating Week 25 Sep to 02 Oct

A ‘National Boating Week’ will be held from 25 September to 02 October and will be supported by a host of Boating Industry Association (BIA) activities. National boating week will…

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