Gone Fishing Day 2017
Sunday 15 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 Target One Million Plan, which aims to increase participation to one million anglers by 2020.
Licence free day
A recreational fishing licence will not be required in Victoria on Gone Fishing Day on Sunday 15 October, 2017.
|15 October||Mordialloc Pier, Port Phillip Bay Click here for more details.||10am – 2pm||Free. No booking required.|
Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre
12.30pm & 2.30pm
Victorian Fisheries Authority
|15 October||Come and visit the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre to celebrate Gone Fishing Day!||Victorian Fisheries Authority |
Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre
2A Bellarine Hwy, Queenscliff.
|Campaspe Carp Catch||Fishing for Carp in the Campaspe River, BBQ provided and prizes to be won.||Kyneton Botanical Gardens||15/10/2017 12:00-4:00pm||Kyneton Angling Club|
|Campaspe Carp Catch||Fishing for Carp in the Campaspe River, BBQ provided and prizes to be won.||Campaspe River Reserve, next to water tower.||15/10/2017 12:00-4:00pm||Rochester Angling Club|
|Campaspe Carp Catch||Fishing for Carp in the Campaspe River, BBQ provided and prizes to be won.||Aysons Reserve, 799 Burnewang Road|
Burnewang VIC 3558
|15/10/2017 12:00-4:00pm||North Central CMA|
|Campaspe Carp Catch||Fishing for Carp in the Campaspe River, BBQ provided and prizes to be won.||Axedale River Reserve, access via William Street, Axedale VIC 3551||15/10/2017 12:00-3:00pm||Longlea & District Landcare Group|
|Campaspe Carp Catch||Fishing for Carp in the Campaspe River, BBQ provided and prizes to be won.||Echuca Lions Park, Ogilvie Ave|
Echuca VIC 3564
|15/10/2017 12:00-4:00pm||Echuca Moama Landcare Group|
|Campaspe Carp Catch||Fishing for Carp in the Campaspe River, BBQ provided and prizes to be won.||Strathallan Community Hall|
Strathallan Road, Strathallan VIC 3622
|15/10/2017 12:00-3:00pm||Strathallan Family Landcare Group|
|National Gone Fishing Day||Free fishing event in the Ess Lagoon with food and prizes to be won.||Ess Lagoon, Casterton VIC 3311||15/10/2017 8:00am-3:00pm||Casterton Angling Society|
|Gone Fishing Day 2017, Teach Kids to Fish Day||Family fishing day, with instruction from experienced fishers and BBQ provided.||Karkarook Park, Moorabbin||15/10/2017 10:00am-2:00pm||Oakdale Angling Club and Fish Protection Society|
|Carp a Thon Family Day||Family Day fishing for Carp, BBQ provided.||Land owned by school||15/10/2017||St Paul's Anglican Grammar School Ltd|
|Mates Day on the Bay 2017||Fishing day for people with disabilities and their carers on Port Phillip Bay, BBQ lunch provided.||Port Phillip Bay, from Patterson River boat ramp||15/10/17 10am-2pm||Futurefish Foundation|
|Kids Come Try Fishing Day||Free fishing event for kids to come try fishing, BBQ provided.||Goulburn Murray Water channel||15/10/17 9am-1pm||Kyabram Anglers Club|
|Gone Fishing Day - 2017||Family Fun day||Portarlington Pier||15/10/17 |
|Drysdale Sportsfishing Club |
|Gone Fishing Day – 2017||Family Fun day||Mornington Pier||15/10/17 |
|Victorian Women's Recreational Anglers Association |
|Gone Fishing Day – 2017||Family Fun day||Moyne River, Port Fairy||15/10/17 |
|Port Fairy Angling Club |
5 Gipps St, Port Fairy.
|Gone Fishing Day – 2017||Family Fun day||Folletti Caravan Park Lake||15/10/17 |
|Donald Angling Club |
|Gone Fishing Day – 2017||Family Fun day||St. Helen's Boat Ramp Foreshore||15/10/17 |
|Fishcare Geelong and Bellarine. |
Phil Belfrage 0417327652
Gone Fishing Day – 2017
|Family fishing day, BBQ food provided, prizes to be won.||Horsham Angling Club rooms, Firebrace Street, Horsham, overlooking Wimmera River||15/10/17|
|Horsham Angling Club|
|Gone Fishing Day – 2017||Family fun day with a BBQ. All members and local anglers||North Shore Jetty, North Shore 3214||15/10/17|
|North Shore Anglers Club|
|Gone Fishing Day – 2017||All equipment, tackle, bait and instruction is provided for FREE A BBQ lunch and soft drinks will be available at a small cost It's a catch-and-release only event. Kids under 15 must be accompanied by an adult||Yarrambat Park Lake Yan Yean Rd Yarrambat||15/10/17|
|Northern Suburbs Fly Fishing Club |
Contact: Dom 0438 110 862 /Anne 0418 865 419
|Junior Fishing Day||Family Fun day||Barwon River, Geelong||15/10/17|
|ARP Inc Geelong|
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 15 October, 2017.
Funding is available through the Recreational Fishing Small Grants Program.
Conditions and guidelines, and a link to the online application form, are available at: https://vfa.vic.gov.au/recreational-fishing/recreational-fishing-grants-program/small-grants-program
Note that prizes and giveaways cannot be funded, however funds to cover things like event advertising, catering and equipment hire can be sought.
The first 50 groups to register will receive a free Gone Fishing Day merchandise pack, consisting of promotional items you can give out on the day. Click here to register for the merchandise pack. Registrations close October 6.
Feel free to use our event flyer template with your event details. Click here to download.
We're here to help, any questions, please contact Belinda Lorensini.