Spring trout fishing season opens April 1 at 20 Central Illinois locations

CENTRAL ILLINOIS — The 2023 Illinois spring trout fishing season will open on April 1 at 58 ponds, lakes, and streams throughout the state, including 20 locations in Central Illinois. These locations include: Siloam Springs State Park Lake, Clayton Gridley Lake, Virginia Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish and Wildlife Area, Chandlerville Kaufman Lake, Champaign … Read more

Ponds, lakes in Columbus stocked with rainbow trout

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife began releasing tens of thousands of rainbow trout in waters across the state. The agency started the process on Thursday and approximately 84,000 rainbow trout will be released in 88 lakes and ponds around Ohio. ODNR says locations have changed this year … Read more

Commercial fishing licence buyback hits Kangaroo Island industry

As many as half of Kangaroo Island’s commercial marine scale fishermen have decided to surrender their licences. Applications for nearly 130 commercial fishing licence surrenders have been received in the first step of the state government’s $24.5 million reform of the marine scalefish fishery. While the some of these pro fishers were more active than … Read more

Commercial fishing reforms come into play across South Australia

South Australia’s much-anticipated $24.5 million reform of the marine scalefish fishery officially went into effect on July 1. The state government says changes will strengthen the long-term financial and ecological sustainability of the commercial fishing industry. Changes include a trading system where fishers can exchange and bid for quotas to catch certain species, as well … Read more