Want to catch a trout?

Victoria’s rivers and streams will be open for trout fishing from this weekend so dust off your fly rod or light spin stick and get into it!

Fisheries Minister Joe Helper said the opening weekend of the trout season was always popular – and like last year – the Goulburn River will be boosted with extra trout leading up to and after the opening weekend to give Victorian fishers an even better chance to catch one.

A regular four-month closed season for trout that allows the mature fish to spawn and protects stock of the fish in many waterways.

This year’s trout season also includes a BIG FI$H Competition where lucky anglers fishing in the Murrindindi and Mitchell Shires would have a chance to win $50,000.

“Most anglers don’t need incentives to pursue their passion but the lure of $50,000 for those who catch tagged fish in the Goulburn River or Lake Eildon will be an added bonus,” Joe Helper said.

“These regions have suffered from bushfires in recent years and rely heavily on income from visiting anglers. This is a great event to encourage anglers back to the region.”

The BIG FI$H Competition runs from October 2 to 17. For more information about the event and how to register visit

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