Gone Fishing NSW Day

NSW 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 hosted by DPI across NSW on Sunday 10 October, from 9:00am – 1:00pm.

There will be something for everyone, including beginners, who want to learn about fishing, as well as activities for the keen angler.

Fishing clubs – apply for funding now

Fishing clubs are now invited to apply for grants to help run community fishing events and activities in their own local area on NSW Gone Fishing Day - on or around 10 October 2021.

Once again, clubs have two options:

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

*Clubs must be incorporated to receive funding through a funding agreement with NSW DPI

OR

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 event

*With this option, there is no need for clubs to enter into a funding agreement with NSW DPI (which is required if option 1 is selected).

Please read the fishing package or grant funding guidelines before completing an application form (DOC, 156.5 KB).

The closing date for grant applications is 13th August 2021

Event Details

More details on event locations to follow soon.

For more information email gofishing.nsw@dpi.nsw.gov.au or phone 02 4424 7404.

Gone Fishing Day is run in collaboration with the Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation.  Activities in NSW are supported by the Recreational Fishing Trusts and NSW DPI.


Image gallery

Families fishing on a river bank
A lucky angler with his catch
Crowds around the giant cast tank
Keen anglers learning to fly fish
Children learning to cast
Crowds enjoying free giveaways
Photo taken of angler with fish
Crowds looking at stalls at gonefishing day 2019
Crowds looking at information stalls at Gone fishing day 2019
Kids learning to cast at a casting clinc
Families fishing on a river bank at a gone fishing day event
Families fishing on a river bank
A lucky angler with his catch
Crowds around the giant cast tank
Keen anglers learning to fly fish
Children learning to cast
Crowds enjoying free giveaways
Photo taken of angler with fish
Crowds looking at stalls at gonefishing day 2019
Crowds looking at information stalls at Gone fishing day 2019
Kids learning to cast at a casting clinc
Families fishing on a river bank at a gone fishing day event