Goulburn River Fish Habitat Improvement Project

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The Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority initiated this project to improve in-stream habitat and river frontage at locations along the upper Goulburn River between Eildon and Alexandra. Instream habitat works include the placement of rock groynes to protect banks from erosion and allow stream side vegetation to become re-established; boulder seeding to increase bed diversity and aquatic habitat; the placement of large wood structures; and creating lunkers which are undercut banks constructed from timber. Frontage enhancement works include the control of exotic vegetation such as willows, controlling stock access to the river through fencing, and replanting indigenous vegetation. Information signs have been erected at each of the 15 angler access sites to display local fishing information, including river distance between sites, the location of in-stream enhancement works and accessible public land along the river banks. These works have improved habitat for fish and angler access to the river. Since completion of the works, anglers have noted an increase in fish.


Organisation Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority

Jim Castles, Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority, Email: [email protected]

Funding Body Victorian Recreational Fishing Grants Program