RECREATIONAL fishing clubs and organisations are encouraged to host their own events around Gone Fishing Day. Clubs can apply for a fishing package or a grant of up to $2,000 to host fishing activities such as casting and fishing workshops and information sessions as part of their event.
The fishing package consists of rod and reel sets, some giveaways/prizes and advisory information. Alternatively, clubs can apply for grants to purchase items such as fishing gear, bait, food and non-alcoholic drinks, equipment hire, etc. to run their local Gone Fishing Day event
Application forms and grant funding guidelines are available here.
Grant applications close 8 September 2023.
Free community fishing events will also be hosted by DPI across NSW to celebrate our love of fishing and encourage everyone to get out on the water. Locations include Port Macquarie, Davistown, Sydney, Lake Illawarra, Cowra and Narrabri.
Gone Fishing Day is run in collaboration with the Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation. Activities in NSW are supported with funding from the Recreational Fishing Trusts.