New VicFishKids 2023 Dates Announced

New dates for the enormously popular ‘VicFishKids’ clinics have been announced. This follows sell outs at previous 2023 events throughout Victoria.

Victorian Fisheries Authority (VFA) staff will join volunteers from Fishcare Victoria and local angling clubs to lead the free clinics and teach kids the ins and outs of fishing. They’ll learn how to cast, tie knots, rig up basic tackle and the steps to follow when they reel in a catch.

Hosted at local piers and jetties, the fishing clinic locations are perfect for beginners as they provide accessible and repeatable fishing opportunities, while giving kids the chance to catch a wide variety of popular species like snapper, flathead, garfish and calamari.

Free rods and reels will be supplied at the fishing clinics to encourage kids to keep practicing at their local pier or jetty with family and friends.

Providing plenty to see and do for the whole family, the San Remo clinic will coincide with the TIDAL Seafood Festival, where fresh Victorian seafood will be on offer with cafes and restaurants showcasing local produce alongside live music, cooking and filleting demonstrations, and much more.

Portarlington’s event will run alongside the Hooked on Bellarine Festival, held on National Gone Fishing Day. Families can purchase local produce, attend cooking classes and test their fishing skills. Each year the VFA celebrates the day by removing the need for all fishers to hold a licence enabling everyone to get in on the fun.

Held in the now net-free Port Phillip Bay, the Williamstown event at Gem Pier will be an opportunity for kids to wet a line for pinky snapper, King George whiting, calamari and more.

All VicFishKids events are free but bookings are essential. To find out more and to book a spot, visit

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