Hobsons Bay is being encouraged to get out on the water with family and friends to celebrate our love of fishing, joining other Australians who are set to get out on October 14 and wet a line on Gone Fishing Day 2018.
Now an annual event in its second year, Gone Fishing Day encourages every Australian to take an opportunity to pick up a rod, get together a crew and get out on the water for some free fun. A recreational fishing licence is not required on the day.
It doesn’t matter if you haven’t fished before because Gone Fishing Day is for everyone, and you can either join a free fishing event or simply take the family, grab a mate or enjoy some time out for yourself wetting a line.
There are plenty of places to fish in Williamstown, including the popular fishing spots Gem Pier and Ferguson Street Pier. There are also a few fishing charter businesses which will take you out into Port Phillip Bay, with all the gear you need.
Getting more people fishing, more often, is at the heart of the State Government’s Target One Million plan, which aims to increase participation to one million anglers by 2020. For more information on Gone Fishing Day, visit the Victorian Fisheries Authority website.