NSW DPI: “Get Hooked” on the future of fishing!


INTRODUCING the next generation to the fishing lifestyle is one of the key goals of NSW DPI’s Get Hooked … It’s Fun to Fish education program.

This community-based program involves DPI Fisheries education officers and our team of dedicated Fishcare volunteers working with local schools to introduce all students to safe, responsible and sustainable fishing.

Every year about 6,000 kids from 100 schools across the state are introduced to salt and freshwater fishing activities. Key aspects of the program include information on catch and release skills, development of a basic understanding of marine and aquatic environments, the importance of sustainability and safe and responsible fishing behaviours.

The program includes class lessons and a practical workshop where the kids get an opportunity to get out on the water and hopefully hook up to a few fish!

If you are a teacher and you want to register your school for Get Hooked… It’s Fun to Fish schools program, drop us a line by sending an email to

You can find out more information – including details on how the Get Hooked… It’s Fun To Fish program has been aligned to the Australian curriculum and meets syllabus outcomes across all key learning areas – by searching for “Get Hooked” at

Get Hooked… It’s Fun To Fish is a great example of your fishing fees at work!

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