The Gippsland Lakes are home to Victoria’s largest commercial fishing fleet and a major attraction for recreational fishers. The fishery is managed by established regulations, such as size limits, catch limits and equipment restrictions. A fishing license is required.
Some of the Gippsland Lakes most iconic species include the black bream and dusky flathead.
If you need more inspiration to get out and go fishing, as well as to learn about some of the region’s fishing hotspots, then head to Inspiring Gippsland Fishing.
Counting Fish for the Future
“Electro-fishing” is being trialled on the Gippsland Lakes as a method of assessing fish populations and to help manage the fishery for the future. No fish were harmed in the making of this video!
The Lakes also offer some of the best game hunting opportunities in Australia. There are open seasons and bag limits for game deer and duck. Check out the regulations in the link below.
The Gippsland Lakes are precious. Together we can protect them for future generations. The Gippsland Lakes are on the Traditional Lands and Waters of the Gunaikurnai. ‘Love our Lakes’ is about a shared responsibility to participate in caring for the Lakes and catchment.