2016 recreational fishing guide
THE 2016 Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide is available at tackle shops across the state and includes important information about catch limits, permitted equipment and closed seasons.
Fisheries Victoria executive director, Travis Dowling, said the guide was an important reference booklet that included colour illustrations of commonly caught fish so anglers could identify their catch, and the size and bag limits that apply.
“The 2016 guide, which is funded by fishing licence fees, outlines the rules that currently apply and new ones introduced since the previous 2015 version,” Mr Dowling said.
Mr Dowling said the 2016 guide clarified the use of gaffs and electric reels following feedback from anglers, although no rule changes have occurred.
“The new guide also includes information about new plastic fishing licences that were introduced on November 1, 2015.
Recreational Fishing Guides are available free of charge from most good tackle shops, offices of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, or by ringing the Customer Service Centre on 136 186.
Alternatively, anglers can download the free ‘Vic Fishing’ app for smartphones, which has also been updated to reflect the changes in the new 2016 guide.
View the guide online at www.vic.gov.au/fishingguide.