John McNeight – Ballarat Senior of the Year!

John McNeight – Ballarat Senior of the Year!

Fishcare Ballarat and Central Highlands President John McNeight received the Healthy Active Living Award as a pat of the Senior Citizens Award for the city of Ballarat. John has been a member of the Ballan Angler’s Club since 2003 and has held the position as the...
South West Fishcare Update

South West Fishcare Update

With an improvement in the weather comes an increase in Fishcare activities. And things are warming up.  Recently we had volunteers travel to Cobden lake to hold a fishing session with a local indigenous community. The fishing was slow but participants enjoyed...
Fishcare Around the Bay

Fishcare Around the Bay

The last few months have been busy for our groups around Port Phillip Bay with lots of events happening all around the bay! We have had our regular Portsea Camp fishing sessions at the start around October. With another successful fishing session with multiple kids...
Diversitat Fishing Clinic

Diversitat Fishing Clinic

On the 29th of August, Fishcare’s Port Phillip Facilitator went down to st Helen’s Pier to run a fishing clinic for men who had immigrated within the last 18 months to Australia who had one thing in common – they had come from Syria and ISIS had destroyed...
Welcoming Mitch McMaster to the Fishcare Staff Team

Welcoming Mitch McMaster to the Fishcare Staff Team

Fishcare Victoria is very excited to be able to welcome past Fishcare Volunteer and Deakin Marine Biology student Mitchell McMaster to the Fishcare Victoria staff team. Mitch is our new Geelong & Bellarine Facilitator and has a background in Environmental Science...
Yabby Net Exchange Program

Yabby Net Exchange Program

From 1 July 2019, the Victorian State Government will ban the use of opera house nets in all waters, both public and private. This will simplify yabby fishing regulations, encourage the use of more wildlife friendly yabby fishing gear and reduce deaths of platypus,...
A word from our Deakin Placement Students

A word from our Deakin Placement Students

Litter warriors, ready for action. We are five Deakin students who are currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Science and are extremely passionate about the health of our environment. We seek to inform and educate children in grades 3-6 about the implications litter and...
Sharing the Love 4

Sharing the Love 4

The weekend of Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd, Fishcare representatives from the Melbourne and South West region attended the 4th Sharing the Love 4 Conference in Somers. There were around 40-50 participants mainly from various marine focused volunteer community...
Seal the Loop Program – Championed by Remy

Seal the Loop Program – Championed by Remy

Wildlife in our marine and aquatic environments are impacted through dangers such as entanglement caused by discarded fishing line and other materials. Seal the Loop aims to prevent this material entering the environment at all, by installing brightly coloured bins in...