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OzFish is dedicated to helping local recreational fishers take control of the health of their rivers, lakes and estuaries. We partner with members and the broader community to invest time and money into the protection and restoration of our waterways.

What we do:

  • Work with fishers to make local fishing grounds healthy, vibrant and more productive
  • Share ideas on how to improve, restore and protect fish habitat
  • Seek grants and support for hands-on habitat restoration
  • Provide events, resources, education and research that support fishing groups to achieve local environmental outcomes.

In Goondiwindi and the surrounds, all family members can enjoy fishing and breathtaking natural landscapes.

The OzFish Goondiwindi Chapter covers the Macintyre River system in the Northern Tablelands and North West Slopes regions of New South Wales and the Southern Downs region of Queensland, incorporating Inglewood, Yerlarbon Boggabilla, Texas and surrounding areas. The traditional custodians of land and water in this region are the Kamilarol, Ngarabal, and Bigambul people.

The Chapter meet regularly at the Goondiwindi Bowls Club to relay information regarding OzFish and discuss upcoming events.



Kids Fishing Workshop

More than 50 local people took part in a kids’ fishing workshop at Goondiwindi boat ramp. Kids were taught best practice fish handling techniques, safe fishing, knot tying and lure casting.

Every child who attended received a range of goodies. After the workshop there was a free BBQ where members of the local community could ask about their local waterway.

The Chapter is working to ensure future generations can enjoy a safe and healthy water system.

Recreational fishers within the region are particularly concerned about the dumping of rubbish on crown land and illegal fish stocking. Rubbish removal has been high on the OzFish Goondiwindi Chapter’s agenda, who participate in regular clean ups.

Efforts have been focused around the Boggabilla area, where littering is a major issue, in addition to maintaining common areas.

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