A Reely Good Time For Fishing Fans
With over 850,000 fans of recreational fishing across NSW, it should come as no surprise the State Government has announced that six additional clubs will receive funding to host fun and educational events on October 16th to celebrate Gone Fishing Day.
In 2015 the NSW Department of Primary Industries ran the inaugural NSW Fishing Day with the aim to bring local fishers together and introduce families to the sport. With such a successful result last year, the response from community fishing organisations with expressions of interest for grant applications in 2016 was tremendous. In total, 40 clubs across the state will receive funding support valued at $67,000 from the NSW Government.
From Taree to Nyngan, there will be community clubs and societies hosting events where seasoned fishers and keen novices can come together to share their knowledge, participate in workshops or get to know more about the relaxing and healthy pastime.
New locations for 2016’s Gone Fishing Day include:
- Westport Park, Port Macquarie
- Honeysuckle Bay, Newcastle
- Peter Depena Reserve, Dolls Point, Sydney
- Reddall Reserve, Lake Illawarra
- Bosley Memorial Park, Lake Albert, Wagga Wagga
- Sandy Beach, Dubbo
Activity marquees, educational fishing seminars, casting competitions, goodie bags with loads of free giveaways, touch tanks, regional fishing tips and a kids corner will just be some of the goings-on during the day.
A full list of successful community Gone Fishing Day grant events is available at: http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/recreational/resources/go-fishing-nsw.