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UNDER an elected Liberal Nationals Government, recreational fishers and boaters will benefit from an enhanced fish stocking program and better access to Victorian fisheries, according to election commitments released by the party this week.

A DISQUALIFIED NSW driver has been charged with a string of offences after allegedly using a mobility scooter to tow his boat.

NSW DPI will be deploying artificial reefs off the Illawarra and Hunter coastlines to increase fishing opportunities in those regions.

HUNDREDS of West Australian recreational fishers are preparing to take part in a massive habitat restoration project to restore critical fish habitat in Cockburn Sound.

TROUT anglers in Khancoban Pondage, Oberon and Carcoar Dams can now add further enjoyment to their fishing experience by catching a tagged fish and receiving a trout lure as a reward.

ORGANISERS of the Sofala Carp Blitz say this year's event be their tenth successive year of removing carp from the Turon River.

FUTUREFISH Foundation has branded the Shadow Minister for Agriculture Peter Walsh’s plan to spend $2 million on a voluntary buyback of commercial netting licences in the Gippsland Lakes a waste of money.

VRFISH are calling for anglers' to have their say on the proposed closure of the south beach boat ramp at Wakerville, Vic.

ALBURY, NSW, is hosting the 2018 International Conference on River Connectivity (Fish Passage) in December.

AN after-work land-based fishing session on the banks of the Territory’s Adelaide River has netted three Darwin-based Territorians $10k in prize money.

THE Moreton Bay Shellfish Recycling Centre accepts oysters from local restaurants and seafood suppliers, which are then cleaned and treated for disease and pests and created into fish habitat that is deployed into the Bay.

A RECORD 106 schools have registered for Get Hooked…It’s Fun to Fish workshops this year, with the free summer workshops kicking off on the NSW coast this month.

ENVIRONMENT editor John Newbery discusses the NSW Government’s dramatic plans for a $250 million new Sydney Fish Market adjacent to the current site.

FISHO'S UK correspondent Martin Salter discusses the potential for a new rec fishery based around giant Atlantic bluefin tuna.

THE Williams’ carp separation cage is an automated technology that exploits the escape behaviour of carp – jumping out of the water – when they are trapped in a fishway.