37 reasons to go fishing

37 reasons to go fishing

Recre­ation­al fish­ers rejoice, your favourite pas­time is about to get a boost.

In July it was announced that 37 projects will receive fund­ing in round one of the Recre­ation­al Fish­ing Grants Pro­gramme.

What does this mean for you? Here’s some examples –

  • In met­ro­pol­i­tan Ade­laide a grant of $20,000 will cre­ate an inter­ac­tive mod­el, Amaz­ing Fish­ing Adven­tures with Marine Parks, at the Marine Dis­cov­ery Cen­tre in Hen­ley Beach.
  • On the Yorke Penin­su­la a grant of $19,600 will devel­op the Yorke Penin­su­la Fish­ing Guide, pro­vid­ing region­al infor­ma­tion for new and expe­ri­enced fishers.
  • At St Kil­da a grant of $14,000 will sup­port two free fam­i­ly fun days, demon­strat­ing the great fish­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties in the area.
  • On the Eyre Penin­su­la a grant of $15,000 will see the shel­ter at Ellis­ton Jet­ty replaced, pro­vid­ing year-round weath­er protection.
  • In the South East a grant of $20,000 will upgrade Port Mac­Don­nell Fisherman’s Wharf, includ­ing con­struc­tion of a shel­ter and the instal­la­tion of sus­tain­able fish­ing information.
  • On Kan­ga­roo Island a grant of $14,900 will sur­face an exist­ing break­wa­ter at Amer­i­can Riv­er, allow­ing for safe and easy access to this pop­u­lar fish­ing spot.

An addi­tion­al 11 projects received in-prin­ci­ple sup­port pend­ing envi­ron­men­tal and devel­op­ment approvals.

The grants sup­port projects to enhance recre­ation­al fish­ing, includ­ing in and around South Australia’s 19 marine parks.

While marine parks con­tain sanc­tu­ary zones, where fish­ing is restrict­ed, they only cov­er 6 per cent of our coastal waters.

Recre­ation­al fish­ing can be enjoyed in 94 per cent of the state’s waters includ­ing at pub­lic jet­ties, break­wa­ters and pop­u­lar beaches.

Check out the full list of suc­cess­ful round one appli­cants, and stay up to date with round two of the grants programme.

Keep read­ing Good Liv­ing for more infor­ma­tion about suc­cess­ful round one projects, we’ll keep you informed as excit­ing new fish­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties and facil­i­ties become available.

This con­tent was pro­duced in part­ner­ship with  Good Living