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Are you involved in a local fishing club? Applications are open now for support for local fishing clubs to run their own events for Gone Fishing Day this October.

Gone Fishing Day is an annual event run in collaboration with the Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation. 

“Mark 8 October 2023 in your calendar as NSW Gone Fishing Day is on again! It doesn’t matter if you haven’t fished before or if you’re the keenest of anglers, Gone Fishing Day is for everyone!” Minister for Agriculture, Regional NSW and Western NSW Tara Moriarty said today.

“Clubs and organisations are encouraged to host their own event and can apply for a Gone Fishing Day package which includes rod and reel sets to assist with your event, some giveaways/prizes and advisory information. 

“Grant funding of up to $2,000 is also available for clubs to help run their events. 

“Recreational fishing clubs and organisations are encouraged to apply for a package or grant to host fishing activities such as casting and fishing workshops and information sessions on Gone Fishing Day.

“The grants can be used to purchase fishing gear, bait, food and soft drinks and equipment hire etc.

“Activities to restore fish habitat, through replanting and/or weeding creek banks, on Gone Fishing Day are also eligible to apply.

“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.”

Minister Moriarty said Gone Fishing Day is a great way for the state’s one million fishers to connect and introduce their friends and family to their valued pastime.

“It doesn’t matter if you haven’t fished before or if you’re the keenest of anglers, Gone Fishing Day is for everyone. I’ll see you there!” Minister Moriarty said.

DPI event locations will be announced over the coming months. 

Application forms and grant funding guidelines are available at https://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/recreational/resources/go-fishing-nsw and grant applications close 8 September 2023. 

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