December dates are closed as of 10.00am 5th Decmeber 2016.
Dates are still available between 1st January to 31st March dates and will close on 14th December 2016
Under the State Government's Target One Million policy to get more people fishing more often, Fisheries Victoria have developed a barramundi fishery at Hazelwood Pondage.
Hazelwood Pondage, near Morwell is small man-made water. The Pondage has been stocked with Barramundi and is currently closed to recreational fishing. The Hazelwood barramundi fishery will open on December 9, 2016.
The excitement of catching barramundi in Victoria and their excellent growth rates has created unprecedented demand to fish this water. The Pondage has one boat ramp and limited car parking facilities and is also very popular with other recreational boat users. To manage water user conflict, avoid boat ramp and car parking congestion and ensure an enjoyable fishing experience, boat based fishing participation will be managed through a balloting process. Boat numbers on the Pondage will be capped at 25 per day. There are no plans to limit land based fishing participation.
The ballot will cover single day fishing events during the period 9 December 2016 to 31 March 2017. Boat fishing will not be permitted on days when sailing boat regattas have been scheduled. Available fishing events can be selected at the time of registration.
HOW YOU CAN REGISTER YOUR INTEREST
If you wish to fish in Hazelwood Pondage using a boat (powered or unpowered), you are encouraged to first register to go into the ballot. The ballot will be opened from 30 November 2016 and close on 14 December 2016. Once registered, you will be sent by email a confirmation that you are in the ballot.
Successful and unsuccessful applicants for stage 1 of the ballot (9 - 31 December 2016) will be notified by email on Monday 5th December 2016.
Successful and unsuccessful applicants for stage 2 of the ballot (1 January - 31 March 2017) will be notified by email after Wednesday 14th December 2016.
Successful fishers will be sent a fishing permit with permit conditions.
To register your interest in fishing at Hazelwood Pondage using a boat, please click on the link to select your preferred fishing day or days and complete the registration form.
FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
For additional information in relation to fishing at Hazelwood Pondage,
please go to the link below.
Good luck from the staff at Fisheries Victoria