Gone Fishing Day 2022

Sunday 9 October is Gone Fishing Day when all Australians are encouraged to get out on the water with family and friends to celebrate our love of fishing.

It doesn't matter if you haven't fished before. Gone Fishing Day is for everyone!

You can join a free fishing event or simply take the family, grab a mate or enjoy some time out for yourself wetting a line.

Getting more people fishing, more often, is at the heart of the State Government's Go Fishing Victoria Plan, which aims to get more Victorians fishing, more often.

Licence free day

A recreational fishing licence will not be required in Victoria on Gone Fishing Day on Sunday 9 October, 2022.

Our events


Event details



9 October 2022

Hooked on Bellarine

10am – 4pm

Free - booking here

Portarlington Safe Harbour foreshore.

Where else can I fish?

If events aren't your thing and you're just keen to wet a line quietly, here's some information on fishing locations.

Want to host an event and get funding support?

We're encouraging the angling clubs, community groups, Landcare groups and schools to run their own Gone Fishing Day community fishing events locally on Sunday 9 October, 2022.

To support your event, funding is available from the RFL small grants program.

For more information about National Gone Fishing Day, click here