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NSW Gone Fishing Day events

Free how to fish sessions will be part of the day.

NSW Gone Fishing Day is on again!  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 how to fish sessions, casting comp, free goodie bags with bonus fishing lures, fishing tip classes by local experts, touch tank, loads of kids activities, RMS boating safety stand and lots more fishing stuff on show.

Snappy, NSW DPI’s crab mascot, will also be making an appearance and handing out lots of cool prizes.


  • Botany Bay, Dolls Point, Peter Depena Reserve
  • The Entrance North, Terilbah Reserve
  • Huskisson, White Sands Park
  • Grafton, Memorial Park
  • Queanbeyan Riverside, Trinculo Place
  • Forbes, Apex Lakeside Park


9.00 am – 3.00 pm

What to bring?

Just yourself, family and friends. All activities are free. There is no need to register for the event. No fishing licence will be required on the day. Fishing and casting sessions are run throughout the day.

More info?

For more info call (02) 4424 7417 or email

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

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