2016 recre­ational fish­ing guide

North East Tourist News - - Corowa -

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.

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