RECREATIONAL FISHERS URGED TO HOOK INTO FUNDING
Member for Tamworth Kevin Anderson is encouraging fishing and community groups to apply for NSW Recreational Fishing Trust grants to improve local recreational fishing.
This year $15 million has been allocated from the sale of recreational fishing licenses to both freshwater and saltwater projects in 2016-17.
Mr Anderson said grants are available for both large projects involving more than $10,000 of funding, and smaller projects involving less than $10,000.
“This is a great opportunity for individuals and community groups to apply for these grants which improve recreational fishing in our region.
“Applications are open to anyone, including fishing clubs and organisations, universities, councils, community groups, individuals and joint applications are also encouraged.
“Last year one of the projects funded was a fish cleaning station in Barraba, which may not seem much to some people, but it brings the potential for increased tourism and a more enjoyable experience for recreational fishers.”
“The grants have allowed Barraba Bowlers Fishing Club to improve facilities that they may not have been able to do without financial assistance.”
Gone Fishing NSW fishing club grants of up to $2,000 are also available for groups applying to run community fishing events for Gone Fishing NSW Day on 15 October 2017.
Applications for small and large projects close on 13 March 2017.
Applications for Gone Fishing NSW fishing club grants close on 30 April 2017.
More information is available at DPI’s website