Target One Million - Growing recreational fishing

Recreational fishing contributes $2.3 million to the economic wellbeing of Victoria.

Target One Million – YouTube

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The Victorian Government is committed to delivering its $46 million Target One Million plan for recreational fishing which aims to get more people fishing more often, and increase participation to one million anglers by 2020.

Photograph of Macquarie perch prior to being released in Expedition Pass Reservoir.Target One Million will:

  • encourage recreational fishing in Victoria
  • get families outdoors – fishing together
  • boost local economies
  • create jobs.

A wide range of projects are being delivered to achieve these goals, including:

  • banning commercial netting in Port Phillip Bay
  • saving Lake Toolondo
  • establishing a marine stocking program
  • opening trout cod fisheries at Beechworth
  • stocking barramundi into Hazelwood Pondage
  • removing boating restrictions at Blue Rock Lake
  • providing $2000 grants to fishing clubs
  • increasing stocking from three to five million fish per year
  • banning netting at Gippsland Lakes' river mouths
  • establishing Fisheries Victoria as a Statutory Authority.

Want to know more?

Visit the Fisheries section of the Agriculture Victoria website to find out more about Target One Million and recreational fishing.

Page last updated: 20 February 2017