Healthy fisheries. Better fishing.
There are over 300 angling clubs in Victoria and more than 800,000 individual recreational fishers; every one of them has a fishing story to tell. In essence, this represents a massive amount of untapped information that can be used to maintain healthy fisheries and create even better recreational fishing opportunities.
GoFishVic is the answer to capturing that data, leading to a better fishing future for anglers across Victoria.
GoFishVic marks the expansion and evolution of The Angler Diary Program, first initiated in 1997 by the VFA with the goal of collecting data from personal fishing diaries. This data has helped us understand and improve the performance of our most precious estuarine fisheries. GoFishVic extends this approach to a digital realm across 42 of our most popular fisheries in
This app is the digital reinvention of how recreational fishers can record their fishing successes and improve their future results, while at the same time, helping the Victorian Fisheries Authority gather robust and invaluable data to track the performance of our most important fisheries and ensure their health and stock for us today and future generations.
Users can improve their fishing success by recording their experiences, reviewing their catch history, and analyzing visual graphs* of their fishing results by the trip, by species, by location, and more. You decide how to filter the information, so you can see at a glance where the best fisheries are, what gear and bait works best, where record numbers of species are, and what seasonal conditions are best to catch them.
GoFishVic is a free and easy-to-use app for anglers to record their fishing trips and help ensure the health and management of our fisheries. We welcome all recreational fishers to join this exciting partnership. It’s your fishery – get involved!
We have a big vision. In the meantime, GoFishVic.
Feature available in future release*