Get involved with Ozfish this Gone Fishing Day!

The Australia Recreational Fishers Association Gone Fishing Day will be held for the second year on Sunday, October 14th 2018.

The day marks a celebration of all things fishing – where all Australians are encouraged to pick up a rod, get together a crew and get out on the water. 

Here at Ozfish, we know that better habitat means better fishing. That’s why we’ll be celebrating Gone Fishing Day with a number of Ozfish supported events aimed at going fishing, restoring habitat, raising funds and most importantly – having FUN!

A big thank you to our partners BCF and Shimano for supporting our local events across Australia.

Want to get involved on the day?

Details for Ozfish supported events listed below


Wynnum Fishing Classic

Oct 12th 8am – October 14th 5pm George Clayton Park, 55 Lower Esplanade, Manly QLD 4154

Ticketed Event. Catch and Release Tournament. Raffle and loads of prizes up for grabs. All proceeds going towards restoring shellfish reef levels in Moreton Bay

Find out more

Lilly Creek Tilapia Busting, Tree Planting and Clean Up

Sat 13th Oct, 9am – 12pm, Lilly Creek, Charles Street, Cairns QLD 

Free event. Join us for some Tilapia and litter busting fun!

For more info or to RSVP email 


Ballina Gone Fishing Day Challenge

Sun 14th Oct 7:30am – 12pm, Ballina Angling Club, 16 Tamarind Drive, Ballina NSW

Free event. Fishing challenge with great prizes and heaps of ways to win for kids, families and grown-ups.

Find out more 

Fishing the Wilson Community Event

Sun 14th Oct, 10am -2pm, Riverside Park (next to the boat ramp), Victoria St, Lismore NSW

Free event. Join us for a fish, bbq, information session and a casting competition! There will be prizes handed out throughout the day, families and children are encouraged. 

Contact Cody to find out more about this event 

Wagga Gone Fishing Day Community Event

Sunday 14th October, 9:00am -3:00pm, Apex Park, Lake Albert, Wagga Wagga, NSW

Free event. Fishing  and education about beautiful local fisheries

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Tamworth Gone Fishing Day Community Event

Sun 14th Oct, 9 – 2pm, Jewry St Riverbank, Tamworth NSW

Hosted by West Tamworth League Fishing Club. Casting comps, giveaways, raffles, fishy fun, and activities for everyone. BBQ and refreshments available.

Find out more 

Tweed Gone Fishing Day Community Event

Sun Oct 14th, 10-1pm, Budd Park, 3 Alma Street, South Murwillumbah, NSW

Limited Tickets – Free Event. All registered participants under 16 years old will receive a free rod and reel and other goodies. Free activities include casting instruction, fish identification, knots and rings and release techniques.

BBQ with proceeds to support restoring Tweed River fish habitat.

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Tenterfield Gone Fishing Community Event 

Sun 14th Oct, 7am onwards , Tenterfield Creek (between Manners St and Naas St Bridge)

Free event. Carp muster.  Bring your fishing gear and let’s rid our creek of carp . Prizes galore, and much more!

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Penrith Weir Planting Day

Sun Oct 14th, 10am onwards, Penrith Weir on Nepean River, Bruce Neil Dr, Penrith, NSW

Free event. To promote fishing and river care, Ozfish, in conjunction with the Bass Sydney Fishing Club, Penrith City Council and the Department of Primary Industries, will be giving away rods and reels to children.  No fishing licence is required for children in NSW.  Fishing experts will be on hand to talk about types of fish and fishing with demonstrations. Tree planting will also be happening on the day. Food available for purchase on the day. 

Find out more or contact William 



Gone Fishing Day – Catch a Carp Event

Sun 14th Oct, 8:30-1pm, Kings Billabong, Irymple, VIC

Free event,  including free bait and prizes! No Victorian fishing licence needed.

Find out more


Clean our Rivers Community Event

Sun Oct 7th, 9 – 1pm, Garrat Road Bridge Park, Perth WA

Hosted by River Guardians. Come along for a few minutes or hours and help make a difference to our wildlife. Rubbish bags and gloves provided. Join us for a free sausage sizzle and cold drink afterwards.

 Find out more 

Can’t see an event listed near you?

Jump onto the National Gone Fishing Day website for a complete list of events on the day.