Good for landowners, fishers
Six stiles are being installed in the Thornton/Eildon area and three near Seymour to provide better public access to the Goulburn River.
Goulburn Broken CMA river health officer Sue Kosch said thanks to funding through the Victorian Government’s Better Fishing Facilities grants program, the stiles would be installed close to popular fishing sites.
‘‘We sought input from local anglers on popular river access spots and then approached some landowners near those sites whose properties back on to Crown land who didn’t have any stiles on their property,’’ Ms Kosch said.
‘‘The landowners were only too happy to have stiles put in as they limit the risk of stock gates being left open or fences getting damaged when people try to get though or over them, so it’s a great outcome for all.’’
The stiles are all due to be installed in time for the opening of the trout season on September 1.
To find out more about Goulburn Broken CMA’s river health activities, visit the Goulburn Broken CMA stall at the Eildon Fishing Festival to be held on Saturday, September 1 from 10 am to 4 pm at Eildon Community Centre.
Help for fishers . . . Nine stiles are being installed along sections of the Goulburn River to improve access for anglers.