Fish for Life

What is Fish for Life?

Fish for Life is an initiative designed by DPI and the Recreational Fishing NSW Advisory Council (RFNSW), to promote the health and socio-economic benefits of recreational fishing in NSW to the wider community.

Come along to one of our FREE Fish For Life family days!

Come and try your hand at fishing, learn the latest tips and tricks and have a fun family day out at one of DPI’s free community fishing events!

There will be fishing workshops for kids and adults, casting lessons, our Fisheries Education Advisory Trailer with loads of fishing information and some great giveaways!

Check out the dates and locations below of our upcoming events. For more information email or call (02) 9741 4706. Also check out our Facebook page where we post more details prior to each event.

*Many events have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic

22/3/2020 (Postponed)WauchopeRocks Ferry Reserve
29/3/2020 (Postponed)DunboganDunbogan Reserve
5/4/2020 (Postponed)EborEbor Hatchery
5/4/2020 (Postponed)ForbesApex Park
1-3/4/2020 (Postponed)TocalTocal Field Day
2/5/2020 (Postponed)JindabyneGaden Hatchery
13/6/2020 (Postponed)InverellLake Inverell
10/7/2020 (Postponed)MudgeeMudgee Field Day
July (Postponed)MenindeeCrick Park
August (TBC)Narrabri Hogan Oval
12/9/2020 Forster TBC
20/9/2020Port StephensTBC

What does Fish for Life aim to do?

  • To promote recreational fishing as an exciting, healthy, inclusive and family activity for everyone to ensure long-term acceptance and support from the wider community
  • To promote stewardship and a sense of ‘community’ amongst recreational fishers
  • Introduce Fish For Life an overarching and recognisable ‘identity’ for recreational fishing which collectively represents the many programs underway in NSW providing quality and sustainable fishing opportunities.

The Fish for Life initiative is supported by funding provided from the Recreational Fishing Trusts.

Can my organisation use Fish for Life?

Yes, we encourage this!

Any organisation, association, group, entity, individual, corporation or business interested in promoting the positive social and economic benefits of recreational fishing in NSW is welcome to apply to use Fish for Life as part of their marketing, promotions and social licence material.

Fish for Life is trademarked by NSW DPI - Fisheries on behalf of the NSW recreational fishing community.

Fishing lure on wodden pole

How do I apply to use Fish for Life?

If you want to be part of Fish for Life and help promote a healthy, fishing future for recreational fishing, email or call (02) 4916 3940.

Permission to use Fish for Life branding will be granted provided the applicant can commit:

  • to promoting, supporting and endorsing the positive attributes of Fish for Life
  • to consistently demonstrating responsible, ethical and sustainable behaviour
  • to following NSW DPI Fisheries recreational fishing rules and regulations

If you do not comply with the above criteria, permission to be associated with Fish for Life will be withdrawn.

Fisherman fishing