New funding bringing more fishers to local water holes

Boaters and fishers are set to get more bang for their buck on waterways across Victoria with the launch of the State Governmentʼs Better Boating Fund.

With the State Government’s Better Boating Fund now in place, fishers and boaters across Victoria will soon be getting more bang for their buck.

Launching as part of Target One Million Phase Two and as part of Better Boating Victoria, the Better Boating Fund collects funds from boat registration and marine licensing fees, exclusively injecting that money back into boat facilities and safety initiatives.

The Better Boating Fund also eliminates parking and launching fees at boat ramps, particularly those in Melbourne.

Lyal Eales Stores manager and secretary of the Maryborough Angling Club, Stephen Eales said the fund will benefit the local area, with the club already having an idea of where money can be spent.

“One of the things we’d like to see improved would be the Laanecoorie boat ramp below the Loddon River. Although it’s just been upgraded, another thing would be to get a concrete boat ramp at the Tullaroop Reservoir in the next couple of years,” he said.

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