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Victorian Fish Protection Society

Join this Vicfix campaign to cast a line through errors about the Victorian Fish Protection Society

Vicfix is improving the searchability of digitised newspaper articles and making the hidden details of Victoria's rich history available for everyone.

About the Victorian Fish Protection Society

The Victorian Fish Protection Society formed at the end of the 19th century to represent the interests of men who enjoyed 'the noble sport of angling'. Members were early proponents of sustainable waterways management, petitioning against industrial pollution of rivers, practising pest management and convicting illegal netters, whose cruel practice of 'jigging' resulted in senseless mutilation of fish.

Historic newspaper reports from the late 19th and early 20th centuries offer insights into the common concerns of local Society branches, from Geelong to Wangaratta: the seasonal practice of artificially hatching edible species like cod, perch and trout; prevention of water pollution; pest management; and, of course, the planning of recreational fishing trips and angling competitions. 

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Fish hatchery, Ballarat, c 1885–1890

Fish Protection Society

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