Gone Fishing NSW Day

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Gone Fishing Day - 14 October 2018

Woman and man posing with Snappy the mascot at Gone Fishing Day 2017

NSW Gone Fishing Day is on again!  And 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 how to fish sessions, casting comp, free goodie bags with bonus fishing lures, fishing tip classes by local experts, touch tank, loads of kids activities, RMS boating safety stand and lots more fishing stuff on show.

Snappy, our crab mascot, will also be making an appearance and handing out lots of cool prizes.


Fish filleting demonstration at Gone Fishing Day 2017

  • Botany Bay, Dolls Point, Peter Depena Reserve
  • The Entrance North, Terilbah Reserve
  • Huskisson, White Sands Park
  • Grafton, Memorial Park
  • Queanbeyan Riverside, Trinculo Place
  • Forbes, Apex Lakeside Park


9.00am - 3.00pm

What to bring?

Just yourself, family and friends. All activities are free.No need to register for the event. No fishing licence will be required on the day. Fishing and casting sessions are run throughout the day.

Gone Fishing Day 2017 crowd

What’s happening in other areas in NSW?

Once again, fishing clubs across the State will also be running their own Gone Fishing Day community fishing events in their local areas. Stay tuned for a map of location details to be loaded soon.

More info?

For more info call (02) 4424 7428 or email gofishing.nsw@dpi.nsw.gov.au

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