Gone Fishing NSW Day

Gone Fishing NSW Day

This year NSW DPI has ran four successful Gone Fishing Days. On the 9th October, our North Coast region celebrated as part of the Ballina Taste of Seafood festival, whilst the Central Coast team joined the local Summerland Sporties Fishing Club on beautiful Lake Macquarie. Then on the 27th November, Sydney celebrated at Cooks Park, Kyeemagh and Batemans Bay at Corrigans Beach Reserve Park.  A HUGE thank you to our amazing dedicated Fishcare volunteers that assisted at the four events.

With the rain and flooding across NSW, our two remaining inland events will be held in early 2023.  These events will showcase all things fishing and help you with the basics so you can enjoy fishing fun with family and friends well into the future.

The locations of the two remaining events are:

  • Lake Keepit – 29 January 2023
  • Lake Forbes – 29 January 2023

If your based inland, please don’t forget to put these dates in your calendar to attend a great day out.

Fishing clubs and organisations

Many fishing clubs and organisations will be running their own community fishing events and activities in their own local area on NSW Gone Fishing Day - on or around 9 October 2022. Each year funding grants and fishing packages are provided to participating clubs. Applications for 2022 grants and packages have now closed.

Activities on Gone Fishing Day in NSW are supported by the Recreational Fishing Trusts and NSW DPI.

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. Check out www.gonefishingday.com.au for more chances to win prizes.

This is all part of ‘Fish for life – Building a healthy fishing future’.

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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