For the youngsters

05 Sep 2018 Alexandra Eildon Marysville Standard, Alexandra VIC (General News) AN Alexandra man wants to give back to the youth of the region. Adam Johnston is pushing for a new youth precient in the heart of town. THE Goulburn River last week received seven tonne of rainbow trout as part of the biggest 24-hour stocking event in Fisheries history. Labor Upper House Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes joined key stakeholders and local anglers to release the beasts at the Molesworth Caravan Park. The mega trout stocking event complements the free Goulburn Fishing Festival which was held on Saturday the same day as the official opening of the riverine trout season on September 1. The record stocking and festival is a fantastic opportunity for families to reel in the catch of a lifetime, Ms Symes said. The Goulburn is one of our most iconic rivers and always draws a crowd of excited fishers to celebrate the start of the trout season. This year were taking the excitement to the next level by giving families the chance to tangle with a trophy sized fish. These events are part of the state governments Target One Million plan thats investing a record $46 million, including $9 million from fishing licence fees, to get more people fishing, more often. Fishing is a healthy and positive family activity that gets kids away from their screens to learn and have fun in the outdoors. Whether youre new to fishing or an old-timer, theres nothing like the excitement of feeling a big fish on the end of your line. For more information, including a map of the 11 stocking sites, visit The dos and donts of trout fishing VICTORIAS rivers and lakes are classified into groups for the purposes of regulating salmonid fisheries (rainbow trout, brown trout, Atlantic salmon and Chinook salmon). Each group is defined by whether or not it has a salmonid closed season and the bag /possession limit. The Goulburn Ricer falls into the Tailrace Rivers category where an angler can only take five salmonids of which no two fish may exceed 35cm. The Rubicon River also falls into this category, however, there a minimum size limit of 25cm and a three trout limit of which no two fish may exceed 35cm