Australia’s first ever Gone Fishing Day is on Sunday 16 October 2016.

It’s a day when all Australians can get out on the water and 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’sTarget 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.


While there are no events at Yaringa Boat Harbour, there are multiple events around Victoria!

Please click here for all events and further information.