RECREATIONAL fishers are being encouraged to wet a line with family and friends on Sunday, October 15, which is national Gone Fishing Day.
Victorian Fisheries Authority chief executive Travis Dowling said newcomers to fishing could try the pastime at more than a dozen free events being hosted by angling clubs, schools, agencies and Landcare groups.
“Gone Fishing Day complements the state government’s Target One Million plan for recreational fishing, which aims to get more people fishing, more often and increase participation to one million anglers by 2020,” Mr Dowling said.
The Longlea and District Landcare group will be hosting an event at the Campaspe river in Axedale, where everyone is invited to join in the fun from noon until 3pm. More information can be found at www.vfa.com.au/gonefishingday