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Recreational Fishing

Victorian anglers enjoy a close proximity to diverse recreational fishing opportunities ranging from freshwater fishing in our lakes and rivers to estuarine and saltwater fishing in our bays, inlets and oceans.

Inland Victoria sustains a range of freshwater recreational fisheries. The most popular are introduced species such as trout and redfin, although anglers are increasingly targeting native species such as golden perch, Murray cod and Australian bass. All of these fish species, other than redfin, are stocked regularly by Fisheries Victoria to enhance recreational fishing opportunities for anglers. Yabbies and spiny freshwater crayfish are also popular but are not stocked by Fisheries Victoria.

In addition, Victoria's bays, inlets and oceans provide some of the State's most productive recreational fisheries for species such as snapper, King George whiting, flathead, bream, calamari and Australian salmon. These species are most often caught by hook and line. Other popular species such as scallops, abalone and rock lobster are also taken by recreational divers.

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