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New rule for personal watercraft on Port Phillip

Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) will shortly introduce a new waterway rule restricting ‘irregular’ riding of personal watercraft (PWC) in Port Phillip Bay 5-knot speed restricted zones to reduce safety risks…

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Mullaway movement mysteries revealed

Victorian recreational fishing licence fees are funding a two-year study by the Nature Glenelg Trust that is revealing amazing secrets about the movement of mulloway in and between our rivers,…

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Tasmania - A circumnavigation in full colour

Imagine cruising in company across Bass Strait, having the opportunity to witness the beauty of Tasmania while circumnavigating Australia’s Island state, a journey of some 1200 nautical miles, over 30…

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Aussie performers set to wow Festival of Sails

Australia’s biggest celebration of sailing, Festival of Sails will have a distinctive rock ‘n’ roll flavour in 2020 with renowned Aussie singer/songwriter Richard Clapton headlining the line-up for the Australia…

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Hooked up on Murray Codference

Come and hear about all things Murray cod at Victoria’s fourth annual Murray Codference on Sunday 8 December in Shepparton, boasting an expanded schedule of events including a free family…

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Extinct fish sighting back from the dead

An extremely rare fish thought to be extinct has been reportedly spotted for the first time in over two decades during a lake recovery project in regional Victoria. Two Southern…

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Safety Alert: Carbon monoxide on boats

Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) has issued a Safety Alert in relation to a recent incident whereby four Victorian boaters were hospitalised following exposure to carbon monoxide (CO). MSV has issued…

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New format for Lipton Cup Regatta

The historic Lipton Cup trophy will be contested in teams for the first time, after an exciting new format was decided by the Royal Yacht Club of Victoria (RYCV) this…

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Corinella Boat Ramp revamp complete

The Corinella (Vic) boat ramp re-opened on Saturday 19 October thanks to the completion of an upgrade that will allow more boaters and fishers to enjoy the water at Western…

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BIAV announces Presidential transition

The Boating Industry Association of Victoria has a new President in Mercury’s David Meehan. David takes on the role in an interim basis, through until the April 2020 AGM, following…

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Come 'n' Try Beach Fishing at inverloch

Youngsters keen to learn all about beach fishing are being encouraged to get involved in a free fishing clinic at Inverloch on National Gone Fishing Day, 20 October 2019. Member…

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Boating infrastructure review kicks off

The Victorian Government is set to begin a review of the management arrangements of recreational boating infrastructure in Port Phillip and Western Port bays to help make boating even better…

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Schools out go catch a trout

Rowville Lakes (Vic) have been stocked with catchable‐size rainbow trout for the September Victorian school holidays, helping more Rowville families to get outdoors and wet a line. Member for South…

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Focus Motor Yachts appoints Victorian Dealer

Melbourne Boat Sales has excitedly announced their appointment as Victorian Dealer for Focus Motor Yachts. Focus Motor Yachts, a Dutch boat building company produces high quality motor sports cruisers from…

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Will your boat float?

Whether buying a second-hand boat or preparing to dust off your old vessel for summer, Maritime Safety Victoria (MSV) says all boats should be properly checked before heading out on…

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