Victoria

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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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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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Deal Island 50 fills a niche

A new breed of timber boats is the speciality of the craftspeople at the Wooden Boat Shop, renowned for classic coastal cruisers that combine timber, traditional techniques and high-tech composites.…

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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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