Gone Fishing NSW Day

Gone Fishing Day - 20 October 2019

Mark the date in your calendar NOW!

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 the following six locations on Sunday 20 October.

  • 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

Fishing clubs – apply for funding now

Recreational fishing clubs 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 - 20 October 2019.

Once again, clubs have two options:

Option 1 – 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 2 is selected).

OR

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

Application form

Check out the guidelines before completing the application form below.

Gone Fishing NSW Day Fishing Club Grants - 20 October 2019 application form (DOC, 155.5 KB)

For more info on funding grants, call (02) 4424 7428 or email gofishing.nsw@dpi.nsw.gov.au

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

Applications close 15 July 2019

Image gallery

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