Gone Fishing NSW Day

Mark the date for the 3rd Gone Fishing Day on 15 October 2017

Gone Fishing Day 2016NSW Gone Fishing Day is on again!   And NSW DPI will be running a host of events to celebrate our love of fishing and encourage everyone to get out on the water.  It doesn't matter if you haven't fished before or if you're the keenest of anglers, Gone Fishing Day is for everyone!

Free NSW DPI community fishing events for everyone will be run in six locations again across NSW on 15 October so mark the date now in your calendar. Locations for the events will be announced soon.

Free fun filled fishing activities at each location will include:

How-to fish workshops, casting comps, goodie bags with bonus lures, expert fishing tips classes, touch tanks, loads of kids' activities and activity marquees are just a few of the exciting events on offer! Snappy, our crab mascot, will also be making an appearance and handing out lots of cool prizes.

Gone Fishing Day people fishingFishing clubs – get involved now. Once again, fishing clubs are being encouraged to run their own Gone Fishing Day community fishing events in your local area on 15 October 2017.

Fishing clubs – apply for funding now

Recreational fishing clubs are now invited to apply for grants to help run community fishing events and activities in their own local area on the NSW Gone Fishing Day - 15 October 2017.

This year clubs have two options :

Option 1 – Apply for grant funding of up to $2,000

Gone Fishing Day kids fishing


Option 2 – Apply for a Gone Fishing Day package which includes:

  • 30 rod and reel sets to assist with your fishing event
  • Giveaways / prizes and advisory information for participants in your

Gone Fishing Day 2016 was the first time grants were offered to fishing clubs to run their own local events. Most clubs used their grants to buy fishing gear and giveaways for the day. To make it easy for clubs to get involved, this year we are also offering an option for clubs to apply for a package of fishing gear and giveaways. With this option, there is no need for clubs to enter into a funding agreement with DPI (which is required if the grant option is selected).

Gone Fishing Day is supported by the Recreational Fishing Trusts and NSW DPI.

More information for fishing clubs...