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NSW leads way with fishing day

A CELEBRATION of recreational fishing will be staged across NSW early next month with a series of co-ordinated events being organised by the NSW Fisheries Department. The inaugural “Go Fishing NSW” day will run at six locations across the state on Sunday, December 6, 2015, from 10am-3pm.

“Whether you’re a keen fisher or a novice, the ‘Go Fishing NSW’ Day promises to deliver a range of fun-filled activities including free ‘try fishing’ sessions, casting competitions and displays,” a NSW Fisheries spokesperson said. The six “Go Fishing NSW” locations are:

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Get your kids into the fishing lifestyle by taking part in the “Go Fishing NSW” Day on December 6.
  • Kurnell, Sydney, Kamay Botany Bay National Park (at end of Captain Cook Drive)
  • Nowra, Greys Beach on Shoalhaven River (Fairway Drive)
  • Coffs Harbour, Boambee Creek Reserve
  • Narrandera Fisheries Centre, Narrandera (Buckingbong Drive)
  • Jindabyne, Gaden Trout Hatchery (off Kosciuszko Road)
  • Ebor, Dutton Trout Hatchery (Point lookout Road)

Anglers and their families who can’t make it to one of the six locations around the state can take part in the “Go Fishing NSW” event on December 6 by taking a picture of themselves either fishing or picking up litter at their favourite fishing spot and sending it to gofishing.nsw@dpi.nsw.gov.au.

Entries will go into a lucky draw to win one of 50 Shimano rod and reel combos. Fisho understands the “Go Fishing NSW” Day is an initiative of NSW Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair aimed at developing the socio-economic benefits of the recreational fishing sector.

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