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School holidays fishing fun at Macedon Ranges

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Max Davies
Max Davies
Max is a journalist for the North Central Review. He joined the paper as a cadet journalist in 2021 and graduated from La Trobe University in 2023. He takes a keen interest in motorsport and the automotive industry.

More successful fishing trips can be expected during the school holidays, with more than 35,000 rainbow trout stocked into lakes across Victoria provided by the State Government. 

Funded by the government’s school holiday stocking program to improve fishing, boating, piers and aquaculture – supported by recreational fishing licence fees – Hanging Rock Lake in Woodend and Walter J Smith Reserve in Riddells Creek were both stocked with 200 more trout.

Member for Macedon Mary-Anne Thomas said fish stocked into local lakes would encourage families to create memories in the great outdoors.

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“It’s easier than ever to get kids making memories in the great outdoors, with lakes across the region stocked with catchable fish,” she said.

The Victorian Fisheries Authority, VFA, has stocked more than 26 million fish in the past three years to ensure fishing is provided all year round.

Budding anglers can begin their fishing journey at family-friendly waters, many of which boast access for fishers of all abilities including platform or pontoons, walking tracks, playgrounds, and other facilities such as barbecues.


or via the Vic Fishing app.

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