New trout regs for Vic anglers

Trout anglers in Victoria are urged to take note of new regulations when the season opens in September 2.

FROM Saturday 2 September 2017, there’ll be changes to trout fishing rules in Victoria, which the  Government says are designed to make freshwater fishing even better.  

New rules include:

– A minimum size of 25cm and a reduced daily bag limit from 5 to 3 for all species of trout in the Rubicon River, Mitta Mitta River upstream of Lake Dartmouth, Ovens River upstream of the Porepunkah Bridge, and Nariel Creek upstream of the Colac Colac Bridge.
– At Lake Toolondo, a minimum size of 30cm for rainbow trout and 45cm for brown trout, and a daily bag limit of 3 trout.
– At Hepburn Lagoon, a minimum size of 45cm for all trout and a daily bag limit of 3.
– Removal of the trout closed season from the Merri and Hopkins rivers.

The Victorian Fisheries Authority says these changes will help promote four rivers as high quality trout fishing destinations, produce more trophy trout in Toolondo and Hepburn, and allow anglers all-year-round access to the Merri and Hopkins rivers.

Learn more about the changes here:

Other existing trout rules will continue to apply –…/rainb…/trout-and-salmon-regulations.

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