Fees finance fishing projects
The Goulburn Valley Association of Angling Clubs will receive a grant to install woodland habitat in the Waranga Basin to create more homes for yellow perch.
The basin will also be stocked by the Victorian Fisheries Authority this summer with 100,000 fry.
The projects were among 11 across Victoria funded by the Recreational Fishing Grants program, now in its 20th year. The program is funded through recreational fishing licenses.
Avid Little Murray River anglers will also get a boost, with five sites between Swan Hill and Fish Point Weir to accommodate more snags in deep pools for Murray cod and golden perch.
The North Central Watershed Management Authority has similar plans for more stream habitat in Pyramid Creek.
The Australian Trout Foundation has received funding to continue to implement its wild trout fishery management program, including collecting water temperature data, selecting sites for planting d ‘trees on the banks, the evaluation of incubator seeding trials as a recovery tool and the annual trout conference.
Trout and native anglers of the Goulburn River will benefit from three grants to the Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority to improve fish habitat near Eildon, Trawool and downstream to Wyuna, by installing lunkers and more than 110 balls and stumps.
The next round of the Recreational Fishing Subsidy Program is now open. Learn more about: vfa.vic.gov.au/recreational-fishing