Tuesday, 15 October 2019
MOREE’S budding anglers will have their lines in the water at Jellico Park this weekend in the hope of landing a big one, as part of the State Government’s Gone Fishing Day.
Northern Tablelands MP and Minister for Agriculture Adam Marshall said Gone Fishing Day offered the whole community the chance to get involved in the great outdoors.
“Gone Fishing Day is a great opportunity to get people outdoors and into nature, so I’m delighted one of the marquee events will be held at Moree this year in the Mehi River,” Mr Marshall said.
“Whether you’re young, old, male, female, an experienced fisher or brand new to angling, there will be something for everyone.
“During the day there will be free fishing clinics, casting competitions, goodie bags, classes from local experts, stalls from local fishing clubs and lots of fun activities for the kids.”
Mr Marshall said last year, more than 20,000 people attended Gone Fishing Day events across NSW and he was hoping to see a similar number of fishing fans this year.
“More than one million fishers participate in recreational fishing in NSW every year and clubs are always welcoming newcomers,” he said.
“An exciting Gone Fishing Day event is also being held at Mungindi River Park and is being hosted by Mungindi Fishing Club, with lines in the water from 9am.
“The NSW Government is proud to support its recreational fishing sector, which generates $3.4 billion to the State’s economy each year and accounts for more than 14,000 full-time jobs.”
All Gone Fishing Day activities are free, and there is no need to register for the event. No fishing licence will be required on the day.
For more info on call (02) 4424 7437 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Gone Fishing Day is supported by the Recreational Fishing Trusts and NSW DPI.
To find a Gone Fishing Day community event near you or for more information, visit www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/fishing/recreational/resources/go-fishing-nsw