Recreational fishing representatives and NSW DPI have developed a Code of Practice for Fishing Events in NSW. The vision is for all fishing events to follow the voluntary Code of Practice so that the organisers and participants in these events operate in a safe, environmentally and socially responsible way. Event rules and activities should demonstrate best practice and where possible, enhance the economic benefit for the community. The Code of Practice requires that organisers and participants of fishing events:
Guidelines have been developed to help event organisers abide by the voluntary Code of Practice. These guidelines are intended to be applicable to a wide range of fishing events whether they are catch and keep or catch and release format and will help to improve fishing event management in NSW.
There are many different ways that fishing events can be improved.
Please find an example of a catch and release score card here. It is available in two formats to enable changes to the form to suit your individual event.