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
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.