2014 Victorian Trout Fishing Closed Season Dates

Gday guys, don’t forget trout closed season is fast approaching. Put these dates in your diary so you don’t forget.

The closed fishing season for trout (and other salmonids) for 2014 is from midnight on Monday 9th June, to midnight on Friday 5th September 2014.

The closed trout fishing season is in place to allow for all trout species to spawn and reproduce without the interruption of fishermen, which may decreasing the amount and rate of breeding that is completed. During this time, anglers must not take or possess trout or salmon in rivers and/or streams*, as these are important areas for spawning.

Lakes & Impoundments remain open year round however. Many of which are stocked annually and can offer some spectacular fishing, during these cooler months.

*There are  a few select rivers designated as ‘Sea-run trout’ rivers which are exempt from the closed season.

Check out the DEPI website for a full list of which waterways  do and don’t have closed seasons as well as trout minimum sizes and bag limits.


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Published on: March 31, 2014

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