The Goulburn River and Lake Eildon have been named by fishers in a recent survey as their favourite freshwater fishing spots in Victoria.November 8, 2012 1:16pm
In a recent survey by Department of Primary Industries, more than 40 per cent of the 4,500 recreational fishers surveyed revealed the Goulburn River and Lake Eildon as their favourite fishing spots in the state.
“It will come as no surprise to many fishers that Lake Eildon was voted the most popular lake for recreational fishing and the Goulburn River was the most popular river location,” Agriculture and Food Security Minister Peter Walsh said.
“While some fishers keep their cards close to their chest when it comes to the exact location of their favourite fishing spot, the survey provides a general snapshot of some of the best places to fish in Victoria.”
Goulburn River Valley Tourism Executive Officer Amanda McCulloch said the Goulburn River and Lake Eildon have been popular locations for fishing for many years and could have flow-on benefits for associated communities.
“We are expecting a busy summer in the region for fishing and no doubt our local businesses will benefit from the influx of fishers and families to the region,” she said.
The results of the survey will be used to direct future Recreational Fishing Initiative investment priorities, like fish stockings and access and amenity upgrades.
Through the Recreational Fishing Initiative Eildon is stocked with an additional 50,000 Murray cod fingerlings every year and is currently being stocked by Fisheries Victoria with one million extra Murray cod.
“Stockings such as this will ensure Victoria’s best fishing spots remain that way,” Mr Walsh said.
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