With school holidays just around the corner, going fishing with the kids has just become easier with the creation of new online fishing information including the best local fishing spots, safe access ramps and locations of prominent fish species.
Member for Swan Hill, Peter Walsh, said the online maps captured most of the popular fishing spots in northern Victoria including along the Murray, Loddon and Avoca Rivers.
“These maps are funded from recreational fishing licences and provide simple and easy-to-follow information,” Mr Walsh said.
“We are lucky to have access to so many great rivers and fishing spots for all the family to enjoy – especially on the school holidays,” he said.
The online project is another example of how Victorian fishing licence fees are being used to improve angling opportunities.
“If you love fishing and want to spend some recreational time with family or friends throwing in a line or two then this website is worth visiting,” Mr Walsh said.
The new maps are supported by roadside signage that identifies many angler access points and are also available FREE from any Tourist Information Centre or can be printed out at home before heading off on your fishing trip.
In addition, the new maps complement the Guide to Inland Angling Waters of Victoria and the Inland Waters Classification Guide which are already on the DPI website.
Mr Walsh said a new fish length ruler has also been developed and is available to fishers to stick on their boat, tackle-box of Esky.
“The traditional design of the rulers has been refreshed with the inclusion of full colour images and size limit information for popular fish,” he said.
These stickers are available from Mr Walsh’s Electorate office, any DPI office or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning 136 186.
The fishing maps can be found at www.dpi.vic.gov.au/northernfishingmaps
Friday, June 22, 2012
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