New Fisheries Rules in 2020

On 1 February 2020, some recreational fishing rules changed following the outcome of a review of Victoria’s Fisheries Regulations.

We recommend getting your hands on the latest recreational fishing guide, or checking out the Victorian Fisheries Authority’s website to see if any of the updated rules will impact your fishing.

Download Summary of Recreational Fishing Changes

A sincere thank you to all fishers who completed our survey in October on the changes that were being proposed. The survey received nearly 700 responses and formed the foundation of VRFish’s submission into the process.

The 2020 Victorian Recreational Fishing Guide

If you’d like a hard copy of the recreational fishing guide, visit your local tackle shop (that sells recreational fishing licences) or call the Victorian Fisheries Authority on 136 186.


Visit the Victorian Fisheries Authority’s website for an outline of the new rules.

Download the full version of the Victorian Fisheries Regulations 2019

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