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Gone Fishing Day - 20 October 2019

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!

What?

Free how to fish sessions, casting competitions, 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 be also making an appearance and handing out lots of cool prizes.

Where?

  • Ballina, Pop Denison Park.
  • Moree, Jellicoe Park.
  • Lake Macquarie, Pelican Foreshore Reserve.
  • Botany Bay, Dolls Point, Peter Depena Reserve.
  • Huskisson, Voyager Park.
  • Mulwala, Apex Park.

For more info on Gone Fishing Day, call (02) 4424 7437 or email gofishing.nsw@dpi.nsw.gov.au

Time?

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.

More info

For more info on call (02) 4424 7437 or email gofishing.nsw@dpi.nsw.gov.au

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

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, with support from DPI using funds from the Recreational Fishing Trust. To find a Gone fishing Day community event near you, please refer to the Google map below.

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Image gallery

Woman and man posing with Snappy the mascot at Gone Fishing Day 2017
Fish filleting demonstration at Gone Fishing Day 2017
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 give a ways
Angler holding his catch
Woman and man posing with Snappy the mascot at Gone Fishing Day 2017
Fish filleting demonstration at Gone Fishing Day 2017
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 give a ways
Angler holding his catch