• Hannah Phillips

Fishing Made Better in Warracknabeal

A new jetty at Yarriambiack Creek Weir Pool in Warracknabeal, funded through recreational fishing licence fees is set to boost the number of freshwater anglers for the region.

The jetty comes in at 13.5m long and 3.3m wide, allowing ample space for multiple fishers and fishing boats at any time.

Situated in front of the Warracknabeal Angling Club, the local group were responsible for managing the project.

It features three seats, two bait tables and solar lighting, along with fenders and cleats so boats can tie up safely.

Minister for Agriculture Jaala Pulford said: “The new jetty will help club members and the general public make the most of the waterway, which has been stocked with nearly 25,000 golden perch fingerlings since 2015.

“This licence-funded project complements our Target One Million plan for recreational fishing, which aims to get more people fishing, more often by boosting participation to one million anglers by 2020.”

Communities are able to apply for fishing grants between $5,000 and $100,000 from the State Government, with applications for the current 2017/18 round closing on February 28.

Projects are funded in four categories:

  • Fisheries sustainability and habitat improvement

  • Fishing access and facilities

  • Fisheries related education, information and training

  • Recreational fisheries research.

For more information, or to apply online, visit vfa.vic.gov.au/fishinggrants.

Image Source - Jetty from Fishing Boating World

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