Recreational fishing education

Project

Partner Organisation

Agency

2018/19

2019/20

2020/21

2018 Disadvantaged community members engagement in sustainable recreational angling

To educate and promote recreational fishing to members of the public with social, physical and / or intellectual difficulties using theory and practical workshops and supervised outings.

Hunter Native Fish Incorporated

 

FW $4,050

FW
$0

FW
$0

Carp We Don’t Keepit – Junior Angler Participation

OzFish Northwest sub – project in partnership with Lake Keepit Family Fishing Club and The Pub Angling Club aim to provide fun, attractive and age appropriate educational materials as a resources pack for junior participants at the Carp We Don’t Keepit Carp Muster.

OzFish Northwest  

FW $4,000

FW
$0

FW
$0

Fishing lures for responsible fishers – reward program

Fisheries Officers offer anglers fishing lures as a gift in instances where they are undertaking responsible fishing.

Narrabri Amateur Fishing Club Inc. NSW DPI FW $8,500

FW
$0

FW
$0

Supporting fish hatchery trainees

This project supports fisheries students with practical skills learnt in a native fish hatchery to Improve the number and quality of fish produced at the Narrandera hatchery.

  NSW DPI FW $5,000 FW   $5,000 FW   $5,000

Fishing for a future

The Fishing for a Future program encourages young offenders and youth at risk into fishing to divert them from crime and anti-social behaviour.

Lake Macquarie PCYC   SW $2,200

SW
$0

SW
$0

Let’s Go Fishing – Educating School Children on the Sustainable Benefits of Recreational Fishing: Phase 3

Provides fishing equipment in schools fishing kits as part of the Let’s Go Fishing project. Also provides online educational support and links between industry and schools.

Australian Fishing Trade Association   SW $106,000

SW
$0

SW
$0

Fishcare – Volunteers and Education Officers proactively undertaking face to face education of anglers across NSW

The NSW Fishcare Volunteer program is one of the flagship programs of the Recreational Fishing Trusts. It uses a network of six dedicated Education Officers and 250 motivated Fishcare Volunteers across NSW to provide face to face and hands-on education to anglers on the ground. Our mission is to create a team of fishing stewards that champion, responsible fishing and a sustainable secure fishing future.

250 Fishcare Volunteers NSW DPI

SW $595,000

FW $305,000

SW $604,000

FW $313,500

SW $613,000

FW $318,000

NSW Fishing Workshops – Fostering new and existing fishers to be the guardians of tomorrow

Fishing workshops teach responsible fishing practices to children and the community throughout NSW, providing an enjoyable educational experience that aims to teach the basics of fishing to a newcomer giving them the skills to continue in the sport.

Various non-government organisations in partnership e.g. PCYC, Sydney International Regatta Centre, Guides and Scouts, Landlearn, etc. NSW DPI

SW $35,000

FW $21,000

SW $35,000

FW $21,000

SW $35,000

FW $21,000

Sydney Game Fishing Club Educational Seminars

Sydney Game Fishing Club plans to implement a series of educational and interactive seminars/presentations to our members and the wider general public over a twelve-month period.

Sydney Game Fishing Club

 

SW
$0

SW $6,500

SW
$0

SPEARSAFE, safety and sustainability for Spearfishers

The Australian Underwater Federation will create some new safety, sustainability and interaction videos for the benefit of freedivers, spearfishers and snorkelers.

Australian Underwater Federation Incorporated

 

SW
$0

SW $8,953

SW
$0

Assisting others to enjoy fishing 2019- 2020

This project involves holding two Junior Fishing Clinics and 1 CanTeen Cancer Kids visit. Involves teaching how to rig rods, tie knots, bait hooks, cast rods, gather bait from inter tidal zones, cast, catch and release fish and look after the environment.

Narooma Sport and Gamefishing Club inc

 

SW
$0

SW $3,950

SW
$0

Fishing Then and Now

This 10-week program for primary school students provides them with the opportunity to investigate and learn about local traditional Aboriginal fishing techniques and compare them to common day practices.

William Bayldon Public  School

 

SW
$0

SW $1,970

SW
$0

NSW Gone Fishing Day 2019 – promoting fishing as a healthy, fun, outdoors activity

The 5th Gone Fishing Day in conjunction with the National Day on the 20th October 2019 will recognise and promote the importance of recreational fishing as a healthy, fun, outdoors activity. Six major DPI events across NSW will be held and grants provided to around 50 clubs to hold their own events.

Approx. 50 fishing clubs receiving grants and fishing packages

NSW DPI – 6 events, club grants administered by DPI

SW
$0

FW
$0

DPI events
SW $130,000

FW
$50,000

Fishing club grants
SW $40,000

FW
$20,000

SW
$0

FW
$0

NSW Saltwater and Freshwater Recreational Fishing Guides - One stop shop for essential fishing info

These guides provide an easy to read summary of essential information fishers need before they go fishing. The guides are distributed by tackle shops and Fishcare Volunteers.

Distribution by tackle shops and Fishcare Volunteers NSW DPI

SW $98,000

FW $42,000

SW $98,000

FW $42,000

SW $98,000

FW $42,000

Recreational fishing information – enhancing information to fishers

This project involves boosting production and distribution of recreational fishing information to fishers above and beyond what is provided by DPI to promote sustainable fishing and participation. This includes print media such as signage, brochures, social media videos and infomercials while continuing to produce and distribute traditional products such as brochures, signs, guides and the long standing but highly popular sticky measuring ruler.

  NSW DPI

SW $120,000

FW $20,000

SW $120,000

FW $20,000

SW $120,000

FW $20,000

Servicing our fishers to help ensure our fishing future: Responsible recreational fishing  and effective management of fishing competitions

This citizen program is all about promoting best recreational fishing practice and competition management techniques based on current science and recreational fishing know-how. The project works with novice to keen anglers, fishing clubs and competition (event) organisers to inform and educate best fishing and handling techniques and drive change in behaviour to increase fisheries performance.

Around 100 fishing tournaments NSW DPI

SW $110,320

FW $36,770

SW $113,680

FW $37,890

SW $116,500

FW $38,850

Warrawong High School – Project Neptune

Project Neptune began in 1998 and involves fishing workshops in school. The highlight is the program’s annual deep sea charter.

Warrawong High School

  SW $2,440

SW
$0

SW
$0

Fishing for a future

This program aims to encourage young offenders and youth at risk into fishing.

Lake Macquarie PCYC

  SW $2,600

SW
$0

SW
$0

Fish For Life campaign to strengthen social licence and grow recreational fishing in NSW

RFNSW has identified the need for recreational fishing in NSW to strengthen its social licence with the wider community. A brand titled’ Fish for Life – Building A Healthy Fishing Future’ has been developed to promote the positive aspects of fishing in order to ensure fishing in NSW retains widespread community support and to boost participation in this healthy, outdoors activity. The proposed funding will support the supply of a promotional campaign by an expert marketing company to be sourced by government tender.

To be determined by tender Tender administered by DPI

SW $400,000

FW $100,000

SW
$0

FW
$0

SW
$0

FW
$0

The Fly Program – Men In Flight Program

The Fly Program's Men In Flight program will implement a second year of intensive programs, aimed at improving the metal health of men using fishing as a therapeutic activity. It will also promote the significant health and socio-economic benefits recreational fishing has directly on participants and the wider community of family, friends and co-workers that surround each participant in the program

The Fly Program Ltd.  

SW $57,876

SW
$0

SW
$0

Cull of the carp

To print and supply participants of the 2018 Yarrawonga/Mulwala Cod Classic with carp eradication stickers.

Yarrawonga College P-12 Year 12 VCAL PD

 

FW
$500

FW
$0

FW
$0

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