ALMOST 22 years ago in 1996 a 300 mm long Australian bass was tagged in Lake Somerset, Queensland. Recently it was recaptured in Lake Wivenhoe, also in Queensland, at a length of 450 mm.

IN an official "Stop the Lockout" announcement, the on water rally this weekend has been postponed. The organisers say this is due to "numerous factors beyond their control."

CONSTRUCTION of NSW's latest offshore artificial reef is underway on the far south coast of NSW in Merimbula Bay.

THE NSW Government has today committed that there will be no loss of fishing rights or access under the proposed marine park sites put forward...

THE consultation report arising from the trout strategy workshop meetings and on line survey held in NSW during May and June has been released.

FISHO'S environment editor John Newbery wonders whether we'd be better off accepting that European settlement has changed Australia's flora and fauna forever and take a more pragmatic approach to feral animal management.

JAPANESE Kelp, a a highly invasive marine algae, has been found at Port Welshpool, Victoria.

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian has hinted that her Government will dump plans for a Sydney Marine Park at the end of the consultation period later this month.

THE Victorian Fisheries Authority is reminding anglers to have your say on their 10-year draft plan to boost Victoria’s freshwater fisheries. Submissions are due by this Sunday, September 16.

EIGHT dead platypuses have been found in a bait trap in the Werribee River, Victoria.

ANDREW Chorley reports that winter threw up some great fishing in Hervery Bay, but that things are set to get even better in spring.

THE Glenelg Hopkins CMA and Fishcare Victoria Inc. will deliver a project to improve fish habitat and education on the Merri River, Victoria.

AROUND 7000 juvenile kingfish have been stocked into Botany Bay over the past week. This follows on from the recent stocking of 3000 kingfish into Lake Macquarie.

VRFISH, the peak body representing Victorian recreational fishers, has welcomed today's announcement that an elected Liberal Nationals Government would revolutionise the State’s failing boating infrastructure through their Blue Infrastructure Fund.

QUESTIONS have been raised over the security and legitimacy of the Sydney Marine Park submission process.