Victoria

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Survey of boaters and fishers gets underway

A new survey of recreational fishers and boaters gets underway this month to better understand the social and economic value of these pastimes in Victoria. Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) CEO…

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Cheetahs spotted swimming at Lake Purrumbete

Freshwater fishers are rejoicing the first ever large-scale stocking of cheetah trout into an Australian waterway this week with 1,600 released into Lake Purrumbete, near Camperdown. Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA)…

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Lake Eildon Boating and Fishing Show

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria is now taking applications to exhibit from marine industry providers at the inaugural Lake Eildon Boating and Fishing Show.  The Lake Eildon Boating and…

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32,000 fish stocked in time for holidays

Victorian families and children can catch a new hobby these school holidays with the stocking of more than 32,000 catchable size rainbow trout into almost 80 waters across Victoria. The…

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Vic State Budget delivers $47.2M boating bonanza

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria (BIAV) is delighted with recreational boating investments contained in the recent 2019-20 Victorian State Budget. “The Andrews Labor Government has delivered an unprecedented level…

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A bigger, better, boatier time for all

It’s that time of year again – when boating and fishing enthusiasts make their way from the sea to the city for Victoria’s largest and premier boat show. Celebrating it’s…

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Surfing the Yarra River

To launch the 2019 RACV Marine Melbourne Boat Show, a wake surfing exhibition ‘Surfing on the Yarra’ was held outside the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The spectacular exhibition featured…

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Victoria's worst boat ramp gets an upgrade

The Victorian Government is working with Warrnambool City Council to upgrade Warrnambool Harbour, giving recreational fishers and boaters in South West Victoria the facilities they deserve. Minister for Fishing and Boating…

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Diving duo fined $11,500

Two Victorian men, a 30-year-old from East Kew and a 35-year-old from Point Cook have received substantial penalties for diving and spearfishing offences relating to abalone, rock lobster and fish.…

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Take mum fishing on Mothers Day

Victorians are being encouraged to take their mums fishing at Albert Park Lake this Mother’s Day. Free fishing clinics, casting competitions and knot tying demonstrations will be available at the…

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WWII shipwreck SS Iron Crown found 

After being lost for 77 years, an Australian freighter sunk by a Japanese submarine during World War II has been located by maritime archaeologists using CSIRO research vessel Investigator. The…

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