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This is a Map and key to the Aussie Anglers Almanac Regions. Grey denotes the region north of the line from Exmouth to Hervey Bay. Blue denotes the coastal region stretching from Albany to Exmouth in Western Australia. Orange denotes all freshwater fishing south of the Tropic Of Capricorn, including Tasmania. Green denotes the southern coastal region stretching from Port Phillip Bay in Victoria to Albany in Western Australia. Yellow denotes the eastern seaboard from Hervey Bay in Queensland to Port Phillip Bay in Victoria. Fishotopia.

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To influence positive growth and transformation in the recreational fishing sector by helping each and every fisher become better at what they love doing — fishing!

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To create an inspiring and supportive community for passionate recreational fishers to innovate, collaborate, learn and celebrate fishing, while also building a nation-wide and international network of fishing mates, in line with the Fishotopia VISION.

Recreational fishing is Australia’s heritage. It’s intrinsically woven into the fabric of our culture. When you think about it, it has the power to heal many of our society’s woes… but you have to THINK about it. 

Not only does it get us off our butts, away from our screens and back into the wilds, it teaches us about ecosystems, their fragility and our place in them, as both predator and protector. It teaches us empathy, as well as humility — and much, much more… when you think about it.

~Jo Starling, co-founder of Fishotopia.


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JOB OPPORTUNITY: Facilitator – Project Delivery

FISHCARE Victoria Inc is currently seeking a full-time Project Facilitator within the Port Phillip Bay region. This is a great opportunity to work within the recreational fishing sector while promoting responsible and sustainable fishing practices. The role will also...


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National Recreational Fishing Conference 2019

National Conference to Put Our Recreational Fishing Future Under The Microscope. The Australian Recreation Fishing Foundation (ARFF) today announced that the 2019 National Recreational Fishing Conference will be held in Hobart, Tasmania and focus on how every fisher...

My Floggy — A Retrospective

My Floggy — A Retrospective

  Here we are in 2019! It’s officially one month past the end of My Fly Gear Gap Year and I’m well past deadline for a summary blog. So, here it is… I was very clear about my objectives and the outcomes I hoped to achieve during 2018, my nominated fly gear gap year....

RFNSW September Meeting 2018

RFNSW September Meeting 2018

As one of two South Coast representatives on the RFNSW (Recreational Fishing Advisory Council of NSW), I had the privilege to travel to Coffs Harbour at the end of August for the tenth meeting of this sitting Council. Over the past two years, the fifteen...

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I managed to land a tagged yellowbelly during this year’s Lake Windamere Golden Classic. The tag was covered in weed growth and had become very dark and discoloured (you may just be able to see it in this image). It was impossible to read the...




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  • A Dry Argument March 2, 2019
    Below is my editorial from the February 2019 “Fishotopian” newsletter. To subscribe to these free monthly newsletters from Fishotopia.com, please click here. Unless you’ve been overseas or off grid for the past few months, you’ll have seen coverage of catastrophic fish kills in outback NSW, especially along the Darling River near Menindee. The scale of […]
    On 15 January, 2019, I received some very exciting news from NSW DPI Fisheries. It seems that a large dusky flathead I tagged and fin-clipped for DNA analysis on 16th October, 2018 had recently been recaptured and re-released. The fish measured 84.5 cm when I caught it in mid-October, in the lower reaches of Tuross […]
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My Fly Gear Gap Year - Jo Starling
My Fly Gear Gap Year - Jo Starling

I'm really looking forward to the opportunity to help this incredible initiative. If you're in or around Canberra and want to pitch in, come along and join us. It's bound to be inspirational, fun and DELICIOUS!

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My Fly Gear Gap Year - Jo Starling
My Fly Gear Gap Year - Jo Starling

A little poem I wrote about the mindfulness of fly fishing for trout...

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