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Two million native fish for second year running
« on: October 09, 2012, 09:39:59 PM »
Two million native fish for second year running
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For the second consecutive year the Victorian Government has stocked more than two million native fish into lakes and rivers to improve recreational fishing opportunities across Victoria. Fisheries Victoria stocked 81 lakes and rivers with native fish last financial year.

More than one million of the fish were golden perch and 885,000 were Murray cod, as well as Australian bass, silver perch, estuary perch and Macquarie perch. Most of these fish were released as fingerlings and will take three to five years to reach legal minimum size, depending on the species.

However, anglers won’t need to wait that long due to already productive freshwater fisheries. The extensive stocking of Nagambie Lakes is beginning to yield results with legal size golden perch caught last summer by local club anglers. More than 900,000 native fish have been stocked into the Nagambie Lakes since 2009.

Stockings of Australian bass in Gippsland are also showing encouraging signs with catches of fish in Blue Rock Lake, the Macalister River and Lake Glenmaggie last summer.

The fishing licence funded Murray Cod Million project at Lake Eildon is also progressing well. Two thirds of those cod have been stocked and bait fishers have already reported catches of small fish.

Lake Eildon has a long history of Murray cod stocking since the 1990s so anglers don’t even have to wait for these million fish to grow. Several giant cod measuring more than one metre have been landed in recent months and the lake has a growing reputation that should only improve when these recently stocked fish reach size.

For the full list of stocked native fish waters visit www.dpi.vic.gov.au/fisheries/aboutfisheries/fish-stocking-reporting/native-fish-releases-2012

Anglers are reminded that the three month closed season for Murray cod began at the start of September and runs through to the end of November.




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Re: Two million native fish for second year running
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2012, 05:57:34 AM »
ok,sometimes I might, just might, envy the mexicans.........

 

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