General News

10 May, 2024

Input sought from fishers

RECREATIONAL fishers are encouraged to have their say on how VRFish, the peak body for recreational fishing in Victoria, can make fishing better.

By Staff Writer

The annual VRFish advocacy priorities survey aims to gather the views of fishers from across the state in order to understand the issues that are deeply important to the recreational fishing community.

VRFish Chair Rob Loats said the survey gives every fisher the chance to help shape what VRFish advocates for on their behalf.

“We encourage all recreational fishers to provide their valuable input by completing the survey,” Mr Loats said.

Recreational fisher input and feedback collected from the survey will be used in advocacy planning to ensure VRFish is representing recreational fishers on the issues that matter most to them.

The last advocacy survey received almost 5,000 responses but VRFish is keen to hear from even more people.

“The more support VRFish has, the stronger our voice when advocating for better recreational fishing,” Mr Loats said.

Recreational fisher involvement in previous surveys activated successful campaigns to restore fish habitat in waterways, access brand new fisheries, provide more support for fishing clubs, fix boat ramps and secure a new native fish hatchery, to name a few.

“Have your say in our survey and let’s make fishing even better in Victoria,” Mr Loats said.

The survey will close on June 17, 2024.

Recreational fishers can complete the survey at


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