Grab a rod to celebrate Gone Fishing Day!

VRFish, the peak body representing Victorian recreational fishers, are encouraging all fishers to celebrate Gone Fishing Day by wetting a line or going for a dive on Sunday 14 October.

VRFish Chairman, Mr. Rob Loats said, “Gone Fishing Day is our symbolic day as recreational fishers to celebrate our favourite pastime. It is a great chance to grab a rod and take the family fishing.”

Gone Fishing Day is an initiative by the Australian Recreational Fishing Foundation, an organisation VRFish are proud to be a member of.

“This year is the third annual national Gone Fishing Day. We have seen participation in the day increase each year, so we expect 2018 to be the biggest day so far!”

Events are held across the country by fishing clubs and community groups in celebration of the day. The public are able to find local registered events through the Gone Fishing Day website.

To entice fishers to participate on the day, a Victorian recreational fishing licence is not required on Gone Fishing Day.

“As it is a licence-free day, it is a great chance to get hooked on a new family friendly activity.”

Victoria has a variety of family fishing lakes that are regularly stocked with catchable sized rainbow trout. They are a good target for children and novice fishers as they are quite easy to catch.

VRFish will continue to promote recreational fishing as a fun family friendly activity and advocate on behalf of Victorians to continue to increase fishing opportunities across the state. This demonstrates the value of having a strong and independent Recreational Fishing Peak Body.

Visit our Gone Fishing Day page for a full list of registered Victorian events.

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