Gone Fishing Day Grant Applications Now Open

Gone Fishing Day Grant applications now open
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Applications are now open for fishing fun and activities grants as part of the annual Gone Fishing Day said Clayton Barr MP, State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock.

Gone Fishing Day is back again in 2023. Mark Sunday 8 October down in your diary as the NSW Department of Primary Industries will be running a host of events around NSW to celebrate our love of fishing and encourage everyone to get out on the water.

Fishing 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 are also available for clubs to help run their events in their own local area on NSW Gone Fishing Day – on or around 8 October 2023.

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.

State Member for the Electorate of Cessnock Clayton Barr said:

“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 would encourage all recreational fishing clubs and organisations to apply for a package or grant to host fishing activities such as casting and fishing workshops and information sessions on Gone Fishing  Day.”

Gone Fishing Day is run in collaboration with the Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation. Activities in NSW are supported from the Recreational Fishing Trusts and NSW Department of Primary Industries.

Application forms and grant funding guidelines are available at:

Gone Fishing NSW Day

Grant applications close on Friday 8 September 2023.