Gone Fishing NSW Day

Gone Fishing Day 2024

Gone Fishing Day is back in 2024! Make sure you mark Sunday 13th of October in your calendar!

Once again DPI will be running a host of major events around NSW 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!

Stay tuned for more information on the DPI events!  

Fishing clubs and organisations – apply for fishing packages or grants now

Many fishing clubs, organisations and community groups run their own community fishing events and activities in their own local area on NSW Gone Fishing Day.

Groups are now invited to apply for:

1) a fishing package consisting of rod and reel sets, bags, giveaways and advisory information for participants attending community run Gone Fishing Day events,

or

2) a grant of up to $2,000 to purchase items required to run their own Gone Fishing Day fishing events, such as casting and fishing activities and information sessions or fish habitat rehabilitation events through replanting and/or weeding creek banks.

To receive a funding grant, successful applicants will be required to enter into a funding deed with the NSW Government and submit a written report and evidence of grant expenditure following completion of events.

Please read the fishing package or grant funding guidelines before completing an application form. The closing date for grant applications is 8 July 2024.

Activities on Gone Fishing Day in NSW are proudly supported by NSW DPI and the Recreational Fishing NSW Advisory Council using funds from the Recreational Fishing Trusts. This is all part of ‘Fish for life – Building a healthy fishing future’.

More Info?

For more information email gofishing.nsw@dpi.nsw.gov.au.

Gone Fishing Day is run in collaboration with the Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation.

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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