Murray Cod and golden perch to be released into Rocklands!

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Murray Cod and golden perch to be released into Rocklands!

Postby fitzy90 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:58 pm

Just saw on the VR FIsh website:

BREAKING NEWS: We have just received confirmation the Minister for Fisheries has announced a stocking program for Murray cod, golden perch and estuary perch for Rocklands Reservoir near Balmoral. This fishery has the potential to be even better than Lake Eildon! VRFish and local Angling clubs have been advocating for native fish for Rocklands for over 15 years.
More to come... UPDATE: 50,000 cod fingerings have already been released by the VFA with another 150,000 on the way. 200,000 golden perch fingerlings will be due for release later this summer.

This will be a massive boost for the area! looking forward to catching a cod in a few years time



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Re: Murray Cod and golden perch to be released into Rocklands!

Postby Part Timer » Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:33 pm

Outstanding result!

Between Rocklands and Toolondo the region will now have one of the best Native and best Trout fisheries in the state, within an hour of each other.

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Re: Murray Cod and golden perch to be released into Rocklands!

Postby Paulanderson » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:53 pm

I have nothing whatsoever against stocking native fish in Rocklands - it is a great idea - but it is unfortunate that they stock fingerlings in a lake full of Redfin and a healthy population of comorants. Am sure the Redfin will be very happy! One wonders if Vic Fisheries would be better stocking fewer but larger fish. Food for thought!

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Re: Murray Cod and golden perch to be released into Rocklands!

Postby LINwAd » Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:54 pm

Yeah saw their post on FB. Great news
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Re: Murray Cod and golden perch to be released into Rocklands!

Postby Lightningx » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:09 pm

Good to hear :thumbsup:

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Re: Murray Cod and golden perch to be released into Rocklands!

Postby drew 2 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:32 pm

Interesting move,particularly the statement of "potentially being an even better cod fishery than lake eildon" Cod were and still are naturally in the streams that form lake eildon,way before it was built.Yet there is now no closed season on cod in eildon because they don't breed in those conditions.Smell's a bit of a vr fish,vfa "look at what we are doing" to justify our existence thing.Be interested to hear from someone like truedogs what he thinks of it.



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Re: Murray Cod and golden perch to be released into Rocklands!

Postby smile0784 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:36 pm

Great news

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Re: Murray Cod and golden perch to be released into Rocklands!

Postby westvic » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:03 am

fantastic to hear. One of my favourite spots just gets better


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