Only two weeks left to apply for Go Fishing NSW Day funding

Last year’s inaugural Go Fishing NSW Day was a great success. Image: Scott Thomas

RECREATIONAL fishing clubs are being reminded there’s less than two weeks left to apply for grants to run fishing activities for the second annual Go Fishing Day on October 16th.

NSW DPI Director of Recreational and Indigenous Fishing Peter Turnell said applications for grants of up to $2,000 to host fishing activities will be taken until June 30th.

“Applications for activities such as casting and fishing workshops, information sessions and fish habitat restoration will be considered,” Turnell said.

“We know there are around 850,000 people that love wetting a line each year in NSW and we hope this state-wide day will promote fishing as a vital part of our lifestyle to even more local residents and communities.”

Fishing clubs simply need to fill out the application form which is available online.

The inaugural NSW Go Fishing Day was held in December last year across six regional locations where DPI held a range of fishing activities.

DPI-staffed events for the 2016 Day are scheduled at Port Macquarie, Newcastle, Sydney, Illawarra, Dubbo and Wagga Wagga.

However, any local fishing club or group registered in NSW can apply to host their own activity or event to coincide with the Day.

“The more fishing activities we can hold across the state, the greater the opportunity to plant the seed that may become a lifetime of recreational fishing enjoyment,” Turnell said.

“I urge any club that is yet to apply for a grant to do so before June 30.”

The 2016 Go Fishing NSW Day will also coincide with the first ever National Fishing Day being coordinated by the Australian Fishing Trade Association.

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