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Gone Fishing Day - 14 October 2018, mark the date in your calendar NOW!

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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 run in six locations across NSW on Sunday 14 October, from 9.00am - 3.00pm.

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

Community groups – apply for funding now

Recreational fishing clubs, organisations and community groups are now invited to apply for grants to help run community fishing events and activities in their own local area on the NSW Gone Fishing Day - 14 October 2018.

Once again, clubs, organisations and community groups have two options:

Fish filleting demonstration at Gone Fishing Day 2017

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


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 DPI (which is required if option 1 is selected).

Application closing date is 16 July 2018

Event details

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

For more info 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.