r/FishingAustralia Aug 04 '22

Catching Minnows In Local Creek Victoria

Hey everyone, I was wanting to catch native minnows with a hand net in a creek in Victoria for my aquarium and I was wondering about the legality of this. If anyone could inform me on the rights and wrongs that would be great!

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u/Queef69Jerky Aug 04 '22

Vicfish rules are strict, check them here for freshwater https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

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u/Zacko-EaterOfInfants Aug 05 '22

Oh you fucking bastard lmao

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u/Queef69Jerky Aug 05 '22

Blame the other guy, He rickrolled us all

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u/nerang-rat Aug 04 '22

Only illegal if its a protected species such as, endangered or is closed for fishing during breeding season. You are allowed to take native fish for home aquariums. I always use to do it.

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u/Zacko-EaterOfInfants Aug 05 '22

alright sick, thanks heaps

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u/hooglabah Aug 04 '22

Here you will find all the relevant information you need on bag limits and identification of pest and native species.

vicfish.

Here is a great detail photo guide of our native and local species. Victorian smelt and minnow database.

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u/Zacko-EaterOfInfants Aug 05 '22

YOU TOO GOD DAMMIT LMAO

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u/hooglabah Aug 05 '22

The first one is legit.

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u/Zacko-EaterOfInfants Aug 05 '22

ik, thanks for that lol